Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bow Bags

       Last year I made some gift bags to hold a tiny gift.  I accidentally designed these "Bow Bags."  
       I didn't want to place them under the tree, because they were so small.  So I laid them in the tree which turned out to be another accident as they did a great job decorating the tree.
     I only wished I'd had red fabric.

*A Tutorial Tuesday*

When I finished the bags, this is how they turned out.

Then I turned them side ways. Bows!
Here's how to make these quick Bow Bags:
 Cut a rectangle to make the size you need.
This one is 10 X 14 inches
 Serge or finish one long edge.

 Fold in half.  
In elementary school we say fold it hamburger style (verses hotdog style.)
 Then serge or finish the remaining 3 sides including the folded edge.
 One way to turn a corner using a serger is
at the end of the seam, tug a bit on the threads to release the threads a bit.
Raise the foot,
 and turn the corner.
 Set the needles on the edge and continue sewing next edge.
 The other way is to sew off the end and not cut.
 Turn the corner with the serged thread end
pulled to the right ready to be cut by the knife.
 On the left above is the first method, the right shows the second method.

 Trim the corners if you used the first method.
Ready to stuff the bottom half.

Gather the center where you will tie a ribbon.

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 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating the icon used on this page

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