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« on: June 27, 2011 04:33:29 AM »

My son is having a 5th Birthday party.  I am not a fan of plastic party bags.
So since I had some left over fabric and FQ's that were not going to get used - I decided to make my own.  There have been 30+ kids invited.  so far I have made 30 bags.  I have 6 more to finish.  I'm not sure on final numbers yet, but 30 plus will be about right!  all bags are french seamed.  The handles were mostly made out of the same fabric, but were I didn't have enough, I used left over ribbon.  for once hoarding came in use!  Grin
Here are a few pictures, there are more of the individual bags on my gallery

yes they need an iron.  comments and critique are welcome
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011 04:36:43 AM »

I just got a sewing machine, and this project looks easy enough for me to do!  I have two small children, so I'm always making up goody bags for one party or another... Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011 05:18:15 AM »

cute!!  Grin love the idea. and they'll last so much longer then the plastic ones. my dd loves bags.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011 05:38:09 AM »

Cute idea--and it will start kids off in the right way to think about recycling and stop wasting! Also, kids love bags to stash their goodies and favorite things--nice job!  and smart thinking...and great destashing! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011 06:07:21 AM »

Cute!!!! Best gift bags I've ever seen Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011 11:52:26 AM »

I love this idea! Last year we had a water play b-day party when my daughter turned 3 (in August) and we used buckets for the party bags. This year - I suspect we'll be doing princess themes and bags would be lovely! Smiley Great idea and such cute bags!

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011 02:30:38 PM »

Thank you all. 

They are perfect project for a beginner.

Quick tut

  • Take a long rectangle of fabric about a 1/3 of a Fat Quarter.
    match narrow ends together with right side of fabric on outside.
    Sew along the long sides together - use a narrow seam allowance such as 1/2 cm
    turn inside out - with right side fabric together.
    sew long sides again, but about 1 cm seam allowance this time.
    this is french seams.  the fray edges will be inclosed.
    Or side step this and have fabric right side touching and use a serger/overlocker or a zig zag stich on normal machine.
    Then turn correct way out (right side fabric on outside)
    Fold top over by about 1/2 cm
    Fold over again
    Pin down
    Easy handles are ribbon.  Use own children's hands as a guide for length of handle.
    Cut 2 equal strips of wide satin ribbon.
    Slip the ribbon for 1 handle up and under the fold of fabric on the same side and about 10 cm apart.
    Sew 2 tram lines along top and bottom of the fold at the top of the bag.
    don't forget to iron, but careful on the ribbon!

It is a brief tut.

« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011 03:57:41 PM »

Very cool!  I would do that for my dd's b-day coming up, but I think I might go with buckets, as she is doing a beach-themed pool party this year.  I've made fabric goodie bags before, but they were not as nice as yours, and I was not pleased when I had several left over.  I wouldn't mind having these left over, and could use them for the next party!

« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011 09:47:52 AM »

great job! this is an awesome idea for gift giving in general such as christmas since i don't like wrapping! Smiley

« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011 11:35:13 PM »

What a great idea, and I love the fact that they can be reused. I bet they will be (or have been) a hit with the kids! Smiley

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