March Zine 2009

Daylight Savings Time is coming! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on March 8th!

Our featured project this month is courtesy of Lesley Venable: "Fabric Gift Bag". A quick and easy project with very few supplies other than a sewing machine, you would need: 2 fabric scraps *thin decorative yarn * sewing thread * a needle with a large eye * scissors. Pretty basic supplies!

The first step is to determine what size you would like your gift bag to be. Cut your fabric 1" larger than your finished size to allow for the seams. Place your fabric scraps together, with right sides facing each other and using either a needle & thread, or a sewing machine, stitch 3 sides of the bag together, leaving the top open. Turn right side out and using the eraser side of a pencil or your scissors, gently push the corners out. Thread the large eyed needle with your decorative yarn and with a basic blanket stitch, sew around the top edge of the gift bag, leaving enough yarn to create a handle. You can further embellish your gift bag in several different ways, add decorative beading, rosettes, ribbon embroidery, chenile yarns, etc. Have fun!

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