Saturday, December 20, 2014
DIY Friday : Christmas Goodie Bags
I made two kind of oreo bites two days ago, one covered with dark chocolate and the other covered with white chocolate. Both were easy to make and delicious.
And then I remembered that I need some goodie bag to put them.
I searched inside my kitchen drawer and I couldn't find any. I was thinking to buy in the supermarket nearby but I decided that I need to make myself. I have a lot of scrap and it will be a good idea to use them... And also, as we are in Christmas season, I added Christmas tree felt decoration in it.
I am sure many of you already made a simple goodie bag or at least already have an idea how to make it. But anyway, I will show you my work on making this easy little thing and I hope you enjoy it :)
The size of this goodie bags approximately 20 cm width and 26 cm tall.
~~ Just a little note : you can change the measurement of the goodie bag as your desire ~~
White cotton fabric in rectangle shape 23 cm width x 56 cm long - the measurement is including 1.5 cm seam allowance and 2 cm folded on the top of the bag to insert the ribbon, 2 pieces of 85 cm fabric ribbon in red color, white thread and diy Christmas tree felt for decoration ( I drew the Christmas tree template on the lightweight polyester felt using fabric pencil and cut it).
I sew the raw edges of my fabric using an overlocker sewing machine.
Pin the Christmas tree felt on the right side of the fabric, in the front side. Then carefully sew it using sewing machine.
Fold the fabric right side together, measure from the top 4 cm and pin it. Sew the fabric with 1.5 cm seam allowance starting from the pin down. As shown in the picture below, the green line is the line that suppose to sew.
Open the seam allowance and pin both side of the fabric, as shown in the picture below
Then sew along the opening area. Here is the result,
Then I worked on the top side where I suppose to insert the ribbon.
I fold the top of the fabric 2 cm in both front and back, pin it and sew around.
Turn it inside out and here is the result
I knotted both end of the ribbon. Then insert it inside the folded fabric using safety pin.
Insert the ribbon one more time but until the front bag only. Now I can pull or loosen the ribbon without being worried that might came out.
I am done!
Now I can fill my bag with homemade sweets :)
One more picture of finished bag with goodies. For more nicer look, you can finish your goodie bag with butterfly knot, as shown in the picture at the beginning of the post
As the oreo bites were very cute and delicious, I think they deserved more pictures to show to you :) And you can make this easy bites yourself, I bet you and especially your kids will love it.
You can pop over this link for the recipe, Snowman And Reindeer Oreo Pops
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Merry Christmas everyone!