So I have started making Christmas presents--yay! I will post one or two depending on who they're for. If we have your kid's name and you want to be surprised, let me know and I won't post! This first one is a scripture tote made from a place mat. I got just a neutral-colored mat that cost about $2 at WM. I read several tutorials to get the basic idea of how to do it, then I just sort of worked it out. Here are a couple of the in-process pics, then the finished result.
|Supplies: place mat, ribbon, sewing supplies|
|Step one: sew on handles. (This was my first ever handle, so excuse the un-even box!). |
Measure in from the sides to get them evenly spaced
|Pin and sew down any ribbon, lace, fabric or embellishment you want.|
(It will cover the stitches from the handles)
|Now put the right sides together and sew up the sides.|
|Flatten out each corner into a triangle and sew straight across. |
I followed tutorials and sewed it at two inches, but might do it at about 1 1/2 inches next time. 2" made a very wide bag.
|Trim corners, turn right-side-out and add a bow or flower or whatever you want!|