Sew Mini Fabric Sacks/Fabric Scraps/Nancy Zieman



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


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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.


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


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  • 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.


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


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  • Use a 1/4″ seam allowance to stitch the top seam.

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  • 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.

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  • Fold a 1/2″ hem along the open edge, using the 5-in-1 Gauge for accuracy.


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  • Turn the fabric sack right side out.


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

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

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