Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Delightful Easter Gift Bag Tutorial

If like me you are horrified by the amount of packaging that comes with your average chocolate Easter Egg (and not just because it takes ages to break through to the chocolate!), here is a fab idea for adding that personal touch this Easter. As well as being re-usable year after year this gorgeous gift bag also provides easy access to the chocolate...!

To make this delightful Easter Gift Bag you will need:

2 pieces of patterned fabric approx 15 x 20cm, 1 felt egg shape approx 8cm in height, a selection of brightly coloured buttons, 25cm ribbon,

Step one:

Sew the buttons to the front of the felt egg shape.

Step three:
Pin and then sew the felt egg shape to the front of one of the pieces of patterned fabric. It should be positioned approx 4cm from the bottom. Sew around the outside. I used blanket sitich but running or back stitch are fine.

Step four:

With the wrong side facing fold over approx 1cm of fabric then pin and sew to make a neat edge along the top of each piece of patterned fabric.

Step five:

Now place the two rectangles of fabric together with right sides facing. Pin so that the edges match exactly and sew around the three edges 1/2cm from the edge leaving the top open.

Step six:

Turn the right way around - your bag is nearly complete!

Step seven:

Finally, fold your ribbon in half to find the centre point. Secure this to the centre of the back of the bag approx 3cm from the top.

Step eight:

Now all that is left to do is to fill the bag with delicious treats and gather the top of the bag securing with a bow using the ribbon.

 Your Delightful Easter Gift Bag is now complete and ready for giving - yum!

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