Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sweet Sack Giveaway!

That's right! You heard me! Luminous is offering up it's first ever give away!

Last night, I was looking at this ugly little pile of clothes line clips that have been hanging around the house. And I thought, "Well shoot, there is no need for this!" 

I decided, why not make a sweet little sack to hold them in. Something colorful that will pop in the back yard. And I'm going to make one for one of y'all as well.

See how nicely she does her job of holding these clips, while looking so inconspicuously cute?

Really, she could hold all sorts of stuff. You could put her in your purse and have her hold the items that you always losing. Or keep her in the car for a little discretion from passersby's. The options are endless (kinda)!

But, in case you would rather make one of these for yourself instead of trying to win one, this is how I made it.

I took a fat-quarter, folded it twice:

Then cut it in half:

Flipped it inside out:


I made a mark where I wanted to leave hole so I could string a cord through to tie the bag:

Make sense?

Sew along one side, across the bottom (where the fabric is folded) and up the other side. Leave the top/4th side unsewn. Once you reach the bottom mark on your fabric, back stitch, pull out the needle and sew forward and back at the top of that edge. When you are done, it will look like this:

Press out the seam on the side with the opening. At the opening itself, press out as much as the fabric will give: 

Fold the top of the bag towards the wrong side of the fabric, till you get this sweet little heart shaped opening. (Seriously, this little lady is just asking for some love!)


You have the option of looping your chord under the fold now, or waiting until you finish sewing. I did it at this point because I find it so tedious after it's been sewn shut:

You just have to give a little extra attention when you are sewing this next part that you don't catch the cord, but it's no biggie really:

Sew along the bottom edge:

It happens, don't feel bad. Check your threading and get back to business.

Cut off any hanging thread:

Check for any problems with your stitching, and then fold right side out:

Ta-da!! (Questions? Just ask!)

So here are the giveaway details:
The PRIZE: The same sack made with this lovely green fabric.

TO ENTER: Comment on this post and tell me what you would use this sweet little sack for.
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, March 22st at Midnight.
OTHER STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using and announced on Friday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Friday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
The giveaway is over! Congratulations to TomFool!! 


  1. You are so clever. I think Sarah needs/would love one of those. And it just looks like summer.

  2. Gym bag! Toiletries carrier! cat carrier! (ok, maybe not, but lila would certainly look cute in it!) Nice work, lady!

    1. I think you might be a little overly optimistic about the size of the sweet LITTLE sack! ;-)

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  4. I would use it for baby things like diapers etc. on the go! But I know Alice would love to use it as a little purse. : ) Love you!

  5. I would use it for Eden, take a lot to travel with a baby. Also tomorrow (March 22) is my 30th birthday. Come on, give me a birthday present!

    1. May the fates be with you on your birthday!

  6. i want it! i promise to put all kinds of shit in it! randomly pick me!!

  7. "tfm" is me, apparently ... not sure what that's left over from -- sus smartt cook

    1. Thank god you revealed yourself, I never would have been able to figure that out.