Welcome back! This week we are featuring the Stamp Club stamp set for March- Easter Blessings! This stamp set has a cute rabbit image with a basket, along with a sentiment and a few decorated eggs. Just the rabbit image was used for this project- a little Raven Detail Ink and a Misti made it possible to get a great impression on canvas!
The best part about these little baggies is that you definitely do not have to be a seamstress to make one! If you can sew a straight line, you can create one of these without pinning, measuring, ironing, or any of those extra steps.
First, take a scrap of fabric. The ones used for these baggies were rectangle pieces of canvas. It doesn't matter the dimensions, just make it a size that you are satisfied with and try to make the edges as straight as possible.
Then, choose a fabric that coordinates. For these bags, I used one of my son's old onesies that I had in my fabric bin. Just cut a long strip of the coordinating fabric and line it up along the long side of your canvas fabric, wrong side out. Then, sew a straight stitch along the top.
Next, fold over the coordinating fabric to the opposite side, and sew a stitch again. Now you should have the coordinating fabric sewn around the top part of your canvas rectangle.
Now that you have the coordinating fabric sewn around the top of your rectangle the long way, fold in half, lining up the ends. Make sure that your fabric is once again wrong side out! Go ahead and straight stitch down the side and across the bottom. Don't stitch along the top where the coordinating fabric is- that needs to stay open in order to create your baggie. Since the other side was folded over, no need to stitch there, either!
Now, just turn your baggie right side out and you should be finished sewing! So simple! If my written instructions aren't totally clear, I did put together a short video of the process. Hope that helps!
Now, you can go ahead and decorate or embellish your baggies. For one, I cut the pocket off of my son's old onesie and hot glued it on. For the other, I used the Stamp Club stamp for March.
The best way to get a nice, dark impression on canvas is to use your Misti. If you don't have one, don't worry- you can still stamp but it will just be fainter. Line up your stamp on the baggie where you want it, use your magnets to hold the baggie in place, and then stamp several times until it is as dark as you want it. I think I stamped my rabbit three times.
These little baggies would be great for filling with treats, toys, or candy to give out to your Sunday School classes, classmates at school, or just to your own children at home! They are definitely a project that can be kept and reused for practical purposes. Add a little potted plant inside or fill it with pens or pencils. If you are better at sewing, you can even add a zipper and have a handy zipper pouch. It's up to you how much you want to personalize it!
I made two of these baggies in about a half-hour (which included time spent refilling my bobbin), so these can definitely be made quickly!
Hope this gives you a little inspiration on how to use your stamps in more ways than one!
Until next time,
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