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SMALL & SWEET: Do you need a little gift? Why not one of these darling bags? Read on to download the free pattern template and see how you can sew each of these bags together…

Pink Bag

Pink Materials

Here is what you’ll need:
+ Cotton print fabric
+ Cotton fabric in solid color
+ Round wooden lid
+ Thread
+ Chalk pencil
+ Ruler
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Scissors
+ Straight pins
+ Bias tape former
+ Bodkin
+ Felting wool
+ Long ruler

Pink Step 1

From print fabric, cut one rectangle (28.5 × 13 cm/ 11 ¼" x 5 1/8"), with upper edge torn; one circle (ø 10 cm/ 4"); and casing piece (28 × 2.5 cm/11″ × 1″ ). From solid fabric cut drawstring (40 × 1 cm/ 16″ × 3/8")

Step Step 2

Fold rectangle in half, wrong side facing in, matching narrow edges. Stitch narrow edges together (back seam), stitching 0.5 cm (3/16") from edges.

Pink Step 3

Now turn bag wrong side out and press. Stitch 0.7 cm (¼") from the seamed edge, for a neat finish, both inside and out.

Pink Step 4

Press casing piece with bias tape former, following manufacturer’s instructions.

Pink Step 5

Pin casing piece to outer side of bag, approx. 2 cm (¾") below upper edge, on ends turning raw edges under. Edgestitch upper and lower edges of casing in place.

Pink Step 6

Pin base piece (circle) to lower edge of bag and stitch in place.

Pink Step 7

Fold drawstring piece lengthwise and edgestitch long edges together, also stitching across one end. Turn right side out, using the knitting needle as a turning aid.

Pink Step 8

Pull drawstring into casing, with the help of the bodkin.

Pink Step 9

With the felting wool, form two balls by rolling them between your hands. Sew felted balls to ends of drawstring.

Pink Bag

Finished! Fill with goodies to give away to a friend or keep for yourself.

Green Materials

Here is what you’ll need:
+ Cotton fabric
+ Handmade paper
+ Thread
+ Ruler
+ Straight pins
+ Scissors
+ Pattern piece (download here for free)

Green STep 1

Use pattern piece to cut fabric piece, adding 1.2 cm (½") wide seam allowances. Fold fabric piece, wrong side facing in. On all 4 sides stitch 0.5 cm (3/16") from edge.

Green Step 2

Press seams open. Turn bag wrong side out. Then on all 4 sides, stitch 0.7 cm (¼") from edge. Press seams. Turn bag right side out.

Green Step 3

Cut paper piece for top. Fold upper opening, fi ll bag with sweets, and pin opening closed. Fold paper piece over opening and stitch in place, adding a heart or message, as shown.

Green Bag Finished


Happy DIYing!


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