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:
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:
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 random.org 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!!