Welcome! Today I am super excited to introduce you to a new blog friend of mine....Taylor from MaryJanes and Golashes. You may have seen some of her fantastic projects floating around out there in the blogosphere. She showed how to make a faux antique glass window a couple of weeks ago when she was visiting at V and Co and it will definitely be a project I'm going to tackle on a Feature Friday. I'm over at her place making this t-shirt with bubble wrap:
You are in for a treat today! Here is Taylor.....
Hello you roaring mammas! I'm Taylor from MaryJanes and Galoshes. I'm excited to be here talking to you all today, Cheri is over at my place today with one of her amazing projects so make sure you go check her out, but we are going to have some fun here too. I'm the mom of 3 kids under 3 years old. I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and 16 month old boy/girl twins. So I make lots of stuff both boy and girl. Today's project is perfect for either and quick enough to do in a naptime. So how this came about.... With Easter egg hunts every weekend for three weeks solid we needed something a bit more than the typical plastic shopping bag (well that's typical for us anyway) and with the kids being so little they really have trouble with getting eggs (halloween candy, what have you) into the bag. You know those poor kids that ring your doorbell at halloween and can't get their bags open enough for you to fit their goodies in, those are MY kids! So I wanted a bag that would hold itself open for them to drop their eggs in. This is what I came up with and they take about 30 minutes to make!
What you need-
1/4 yard of each~
** All seam allowances are 1/4 inch**
1. Cut your pieces. From the pattern fabric You will need two rectangles 8 by 13 and one piece 2.25 by 16
From plain fabric cut two rectangles 6 by 13
From interfacing cut two pieces 13.5 by 13 and one piece 2 by 16
Working with your outside fabrics, place the plain piece and pattern piece right sides together and sew along the 13" end. Repeat with other two pieces.
With your lining fabric, right sides together, sew along three sides (making sure that the longer sides are on the side and shorter sides are top and bottom) leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom. So you will have a pouch with a hole in the bottom like Dear Henry, do you remember that song? There's a whole in my bucket dear Henry dear Henry... anyway, I'm getting off track.
Now you need to box all your corners. Flatten each corner and measure 2.5 inches from the tip and make a line.
Leaving your lining fabric inside out, turn the outside fabric right side out and place inside the lining pouch. Your fabrics from the outside and lining should be right sides together. Set aside and grab your handle strips.
Iron your interfacing stip onto one of your handle fabrics, either one is fine. Now with right sides together sew down each long side leaving the short sides open creating a tube.