Friday, October 29, 2010

Cute Goodie Bags

These bags can be used for a variety of things. Treats, gifts, school stuff and more. Just use your imagination and see what you can use them for. Also, this project was not used using the Cricut Expression machine, but you could however use your Cricut for cutting out images. Just use the iron on material backing and iron onto the back of any fabric then use a Cricut Cartridge of your choice,  cut out and iron onto the front of the bag.

With this project I made the cross and downloaded the image of the leaf from the internet.

Here are the items you need to get;

Felt 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 pieces (4)
Some type of Image, either cut on Cricut or by hand
Sewing Machine
Needle and Embroidery Thread

Sew double seams to make the seams stronger. If you have any questions, please email me and I will guide you in the right direction.

Before you begin sewing the pieces together, take one of the large front pieces and attach your cut out images to the front of it. So much easier to do it now than after the bag is sewed together. You can just use simple stitches to attach the cut out images.

Take one of the felt pieces and cut it in half lengthwise. You will end up with 2, 2 1/2 X 11 1/2 pieces for the side of your bag. Now take another piece of felt and cut 2, 2 X 11 1/2 pieces for the handles of your bag.

First, sew one of the large pieces of felt to one of the side pieces, then sew a large piece to the small piece and now the existing side piece to the large one. That will give you front and sides. Turn the top edges of the bag down a little to create a finished looking edge and sew with machine.

Next you want to take the 2 inch pieces which are for the handles, and sew them lengthwise around the edge. You end up with 1 X 11 1/2 inch handles. Sew handles on the inside of the bag, one set to the front and one set for the back.

In order to have a bag with a nice looking bottom you have to turn your bag inside out first. Then fold the sides inward (like folding a piece of paper in half). See Photo. Now sew the bottom and turn inside out.

There you have it. A cute little bag that can be used for many things.

We used these bags on Tuesday of this week for the Mickey's Harvest Party (that's what we call it). We had alot of candy in them, and the bags held up well. No problems at all. Sewing the double edges did the trick. Also, I embroidered our initial on the front of the bag.

*Please note this is an orginal creation.


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