Friday, November 11, 2011

Fat Quarter Friday - Gift Pouch

This week I made a tiny little gift pouch I saw on A Spoonful of Sugar. It was super easy and quick to make, and turned out pretty cute. If I decide to make more, I would want them to be a little bigger, maybe a 10 x 10 inch square to start with instead. Maybe that's just because I'm greedy and want it to hold more treats!

2 Fat Quarters (or one if you don't care if it's two toned)
60 inches of embroidery thread

Step 1: Cut 2 squares 8.5 x 8.5 in.
 Step 2: Put them right sides together and sew with a 1/4 in seam all the way around leaving a 3 in opening for turning.
 Turn it right side out and hand stitch up the opening.
 Step 3: Measure in from each corner 3 1/4 inches and make a mark (you should have 8 marks total).
 Fold in each corner at the marks you just made and iron each flap down.
Sew each flap down 1/2 in from the edge.
 Step 4: Take your 60 in of embroidery thread and cut it in half. Take one piece and tie the end onto a safety pin. Thread it through all four sides.
 Tie the two ends together.
 Repeat with the other string, making sure the strings end up on opposite sides.
 Step 5: Flip the square over and pull on each loop. You can fill it with little treats and then tie the strings into a bow.
 You could make a silly little tag for it.

Check out my awesome Martha-esc place setting, yeah I have talent...

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