From the book Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, see this useful project that will have you searching the sewing room for fabric scraps. Toss them in a game or use them to hold down pattern pieces, these Mini Fabric Sacks can be both fun and functional. Use only a small amount of fabric and finish the project in under an hour.
Fabric, Supplies, and Notions
- 1/8 yard laminated cotton fabric
- 1/8 yard coordinating cotton fabric
- 1/8 yard 1″ wide Create a Strap
- Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares book
- 5-in-1 Gauge
- Approximately two cups of bean bag pellets
Cut the fabric
- Laminated cotton fabric: Cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle for each sack.
- Coordinating cotton fabric: Cut a 2″ x 3″ rectangle for each handle.
- Create-a-Strap: Cut a 3″ length for each handle.
Create the handles
- Fuse a 3″ strip of Create-a-Strap to the wrong side of each 2″ x 3″ handle rectangle.
- Fold each 3″ side along the perforations.
- Edgestitch along the folds.
- Fold in half, meeting short ends and wrong sides.
- Fold the 4″ x 6″ rectangles in half, meeting the 4″ sides (short edges), right sides together.
- Center and insert the tab in the top seam, with the raw edges even.
- Use a 1/4″ seam allowance to stitch the top seam.
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