I told you I was going to be busy sewing on Thursday. My step-daughter talked me into decorating little canvas treat bags for her daughter's 10th birthday party. I'm always ready for a little craftiness, even if it's not scrapbooking. So I had fun and was glad to help Lexy celebrate in any way I could! Here's the finished project!
(Whisper: don't look thru the sewing machine at my messy craft table. I left everything out so maybe I can find a scrapportunity later today!)
This was the first of twenty! My step-daughter got the original idea from Pinterest. They were really cute and more elaborate, but ours were just for the treat bag, so we kept them simple. After I did the first one, I made a little assembly line. Want to see how I did it? Here goes . . .
Starting with a roll of 6-inch tulle, I measured to width of the purses and decided that to get a gathered, ruffled up look, I would cut the tulle in 60 inch lengths.
Then I folded the tulle down lengthwise about a third of the width. Then put in a basting seam that was about 5/8".
Next, gather it along one thread, and pin it to the purse. Then sew it along the edge, and ta-da . . . it's a cute party treat bag. She put candy and lipgloss inside to go with the "girly" theme.
Birthday girl loved the treat bags and actually her whole party was a success (as far as a 10 yr-old birthday party goes, anyway!) Now maybe I can really find that "Scrapportunity" I was talking about earlier! Happy crafting!