Aren't these the cutest?! A friend of mine brought hers to a homeschool meeting and I fell in love. Her sister makes these for her and I asked if she could share how she makes them. Here is the link to the wonderful blogger who makes these great bags-she has different variations and you can easily follow her directions. My friend's sister said once you make one, you don't really need the directions again to make others, it is that simple. She was not kidding! Im not a very accomplished seamstress, but I was able to make these. The hardest thing was getting the two pieces of ribbon in the casing, but you could easily make two rows of casing and do it that way. I have used ribbon and cording, and find either way works very well :)
The really great thing about these is you can use that fabric you have sitting around that is so cute but really not enough to make much of anything with :) You can make these in all different sizes. I even made one to hold some cute small gifts and a gift card my oldest gave to a friend for her birthday. You could make these to hold personal care items in your purse, or daughter's purse. My friend's sister even makes them for birthday party goody bags! I plan to make more for Christmas to hold small gifts, stocking stuffers, whatever. They can be used for Christmas again next year, or the kids can use them to hold their lunches. They wash well-I just pull the inside out a bit and have no problems. Now, if it was a really messy sandwich, I might wrap it in something before hand. And, there are things you can get at your local sewing store or craft store that is plastic-y and you could use that as a liner as well :) Go have fun!!! If you make these, let me know what you used them for-I would love to hear about it!
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