Monday, September 12, 2011

Tutorial: simple bag for marbles

Here is my second tutorial: this is one of the simplest ways to make a bag for marbles. Ideal project for scrap fabric.


  1. Cut two pieces of fabric, one stirdy for the bottom of the bag, one more thin for the top of the bag, so that the drawstring will close nicely. I cut my pieces: 32 cm by 13 cm. You can combine any size, or even take just one piece of fabric, just as long as the result is about 32 cm by 24 cm.
  2. If you like to add a figure, you could just take any shape and cut it out of felt. This is just optional. 
  1. Sew or serge the two pieces together, right sides facing each other. The result is a rectangle of about 32cm by 24cm.
  2. Optional: pin the applique into place; account when centering/placing the applique for folding the fabric later and also for the seams at the sides.
  3. If you use felt, an easy way to attach the applique is by just stitching along the sides. No zigzag needed here.

  1. Sew or serge along the bottom and side edge
  2. Keep the bag inside out, fold the fabric in twice so that the edge of the fabric is in the hem.
  3. Sew around; make sure to leave open enough space to put a string in. It is nice to have the opening at the middle of the back of the bag. Backstitch at the beginning and the end, to fix the opening. With a safety pin you can now put in the drawstring.
  4. Turn the bag, the opening of the drawstring is now on the inside. Ready!

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