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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Gift Bag Tutorial

I found a tutorial on how to make
and had the urge to make one today.
I printed off the template, and as I was cutting it out,
thought I might try making it out of brown paper
rather than the denim I had in mind.
So here is my paper version.
(The original in the above link on Merrilee's Blog is made of felt)
 
Trace the template onto a double thickness of brown paper,
but do not cut it out.

Sew along the traced line, stitching both pieces of paper together, 
but do not sew between the ears,
this is where you will put the goodies in.
 
Trim around the edge of the stitching, about 1/4 inch
You can see from this pic,
you could also just use a paper bag and cut out the ears at the top.

Add some fabric onto the ears,
I used heat n bond to adhere the fabric to the paper,
or you could use pretty paper or even washi tape
 
Find some treasure to put inside,
pop them in through the opening between the ears 
 
Flex the ears, so the curve towards the front,
gather up the paper and tie with some pretty twine
 
This project was easy and nice and quick,
the gift bag would also look great
made from coloured paper or baking paper
 
Have a great Easter
Jacqueline

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for that, think I need to make one too!

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  2. Oh I love this Jacqueline - so cute and actually manageable for a novice sewer like myself. I love seeing with paper. Hope you are having a lovely Easter Sunday!

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