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« on: December 09, 2013 09:28:30 AM »

I made these tiny little bags for candy and other Christmas treats so that I can put them in a stocking or basket and keep everything looking neat. I ended up putting Hershey kisses in one of them. There is elastic in the opening so that everything doesn't just fall out.

I think this is a pretty easy project so hopefully some beginners out there can enjoy it and put it to use this holiday season.

I cut one square of fabric into a 9 x 4.25 rectangle and one small piece of elastic to 6.5 inches. I serged the edges so that I wouldnt have to line these bags, I wanted them to be a quick, easy project.

I folded the rectangle in half, right sides together, with the folded end at the bottom of the bag.

I sewed the sides using about a quarter inch seam allowance. You should have something resembling a small flat bag.

Now you need to make this bag stand up on its own, so holding it upside down youre going to push down the middle so that the two ends of the bottom stand up, like in this picture:

It should look like this:

Now fold those two pointy ends together like this:

and draw a little line at the one inch mark like so on one side:

and flip the bag over and draw a line on the other side. Fold these two corners apart and sew them each, individually. It should look like this:

Fold over the top a half inch or so and sew around the top leaving a small space big enough for a safety pin to get through.

Secure a safety pin to your elastic toward the end of the elastic, but not too close because the pin can fray the elastic. Feed the elastic through the half inch or so you just sewed.

You should have two elastic ends coming through the small space you made big enough for the safety pin. You need to sew these two ends together. I dont worry too much about whether the two ends are flat or whatever. You can machine or hand sew the elastic, just make sure its secure. I dont recommend tying a knot, that hasnt worked for me, ever.

Pull the elastic, which should now be in one piece and sew up the tiny safety pin sized hole and turn it right side out.
TADA, insert candy or peppers

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013 09:37:39 AM »

What a great idea!  And thank you for the tutorial. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013 08:36:38 AM »

It is a very sweet bag. An hooray for reusable bags!

« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013 04:25:41 AM »

Wow, this is great for christmas! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014 03:00:55 AM »

What a versatile pouch and great way to use small pieces of fabric. Thank you for sharing! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014 07:26:55 AM »

So cute! I love recyclable gift wrap. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.  Smiley

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