I apologize to everyone out there that can sew in their sleep. I am not that person. I would like to practice more on my sewing machine but that would mean every time I wanted to sew, I’d have to drag every single sewing supply – threads, fabrics, needles – and oh yes, the sewing machine and my sanity to my kitchen table. Let me tell you, with a very curious 2 year old around, this is no small epic feat of time management. Especially when you’re still learning to sew a straight line. I swear I have to schedule in practice time.
So in this insane Easter holiday decorating season (seriously I have never seen so many Easter crafts on blogs as I have this year), even my cold pastel hating, disdain for Easter decorating heart managed to find something that I could make for it. And it’s not so much about the Easter influence at all as it is for my seriously unhealthy obsession with IKEA’s ANNBETH fabric that I used for the bulletin board in my older daughter’s room. I honestly look for excuses to use it on projects. Cards. Anything.
Well the ANNBETH fabric is about as user friendly for Easter colours as you can get. So I grabbed some supplies and decided to make an Easter treat / egg hunting bag for this years hunt. Which based on the 3 feet of snow still in our backyard, will be indoors.
This is the easiest thing ever to make.
I used the following:
I cut two rectangular shapes of felt and laid them out. I then placed the Heat N’ Bond fusible webbing on the edges, folded the felt in half and ironed both sides together.
I then cut out two egg shapes out of the ANNBETH fabric and glued them to the felt. After I cut out two, 10″ strips of pink grosgrain ribbon and glued the handles to the inside of the bag, as well as the pink trim at the top. For all this gluing I used the Fabri-Tac.
Instant Easter Treat bag. No sewing.
To add to the humour of this being a no sew project, I was actually contemplating hand stitching the edges with yarn to add some texture. But then my toddler started screaming. Something about wanting lunch. Or attention. Hence why this stayed a no sew. But it’s true, while I may not be proficient with my sewing machine but I really enjoy hand stitching crafts.
Maybe I should take up knitting? Cheryl what do you think? Go visit her blog. Girl can knit! And rearrange pantries. And make awesome gallery walls.
Happy Egg Hunting! PS – I am the mom that’s giving my kids chocolate. If only for the pure selfish reason of stealing it at night when they’re not looking. Oh don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about.