Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

This useful project 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 Sliding Gauge
  • Approximately two cups of bean bag pellets

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

Construction Steps

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.
Nancy’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Clover is a great tool for accurate measuring!

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

  • Fold each 3″ side along the perforations.
  • Press.

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman
  • Edgestitch along the folds.

  • Fold in half, meeting short ends and wrong sides.
Create the sack base
  • Fold the 4″ x 6″ rectangles in half, meeting the 4″ sides (short edges), right sides together.

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

  • Center and insert the tab in the top seam, with the raw edges even.

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

  • Use a 1/4″ seam allowance to stitch the top seam.
Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman
  • Fold the seam down along the seamline.
  • Use a Wonder Clip to hold the top seam in one direction. 
  • Stitch the side seam, sewing over the folded seam allowance.
    Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman
  • Fold a 1/2″ hem along the open edge, using the 5-in-1 Gauge for accuracy.

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

  • Turn the fabric sack right side out.

Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman

  • Fill the sack with bean bag pellets.
  • Use a machine straight stitch to close the sack.

 

 

Attach a zipper foot for this last step to easily stitch close to the stuffed area of the fabric sack.

 

Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares on Sewing With Nancy


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Happy Sewing!

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