Happy Tuesday everyone!! I know I'm a little early with an Easter project, but this is an easy one. You can make them ahead and have them ready to go for gift baskets, Easter egg hunts or just as a present in itself. You'll be making tons of these.
Aren't they cute?
All you need is a placemat. You know I love placemat projects because most all of the sewing and finshed edges are already done for you. Makes a project super fast. CLICK HERE for other placemat projects I've done (there are several pages of projects on that link).
This was a great price...look for them on sale too.
First step is to fold it in half. The short sides of the placemat will now be the open top of the bag.
Sew both sides of the bag. This placemat had a decorative stitch on the edges, so I just sewed right over it.
Turn the bag wrong side out and have the side seams facing you.
Push down on the side seam to form a point like in the picture below.
I sewed across the point, about an inch from the point. See the white thread stitching? Sorry, I should have used a darker thread.
Turn right side out. That point you just sewed forms a bottom on the bag.
This is the inside. You can make a covered card board piece for the bottom if you'd like for more support.
Now take two ribbons any length you'd like.
Pin the four ends on the top of the bag.
I pinned mine about 3 inches in from the outside edge. Sew across the ribbon to secure.
You're all done. Fast, easy and so cute.
Great for Easter egg hunts! Make them in many different colors to match the color of the plastic eggs...that way each child hunts for the color egg that matches their bag. CLICK HERE for another color coded egg hunt idea.
The bag holds more eggs than you think!! CLICK HERE for this bunny project too.
These bags would be great for...
- egg hunts
- filled with Easter chocolate and candies
- filled with baked goods...Easter breads or cookies
- make one for that little girl in your life for a purse all her own
- make them as gift bags for any holiday, not just Easter