If you had popped into the Clubhouse last Wednesday you would have thought that there was an infestation of crickets…but NO…Carolann had most of the quilters making Snap Bags…you know the little bags that make the cricket noise when you open and close them!
Thought you’d like to see some of the fun they had making these Snap Bags…
Here’s Carolann demonstrating how to make this sweet little bag.
Carolann was VERY organized…Martha would have been proud! The dark blue is the lining piece, the middle is the outside and then you have the fusible fleece.
Carolann told us that we could make our bag any size but to remember to cut our lining fabric 4” longer than our outer fabric (in a rectangle shape). Everyone decided to stick to Carolann’s size for the first time round.
You iron on the 2” interfacing strips to each end of the lining fabric.
..Then fold up and press.
This was the light blue piece..it looked light blue on the back side because it had fusible interfacing on it (you could put light weight fusible fleece here if you want more weight, substance or padding.)
Put the outer fabric on top and fold up the lining fabric….
Make your two Prairie Points (these will be the tabs that you will use to open your Snap Bag.)
Stitch the top and bottom casings…with everything pinned together quilt as desired…(do you see that the prairie points are pinned in…
Now take a $1 Store metal tape measure and cut 3/4” shorter than the casing to your bag…
Round off each tip…
This gets rid of the sharp corner points…
Then cover each tip with duct tape.
Now slide it into the bag so that the numbers are facing the inside of the bag! You want your bag to SNAP!
Zooming in for a close-up….
Remember you can make these bags… any size.. just add 4 “ onto the length of your lining fabric. These bags would be perfect for sewing ‘stuff’, E-readers, IPoDs, literally ANYTHING…
AND Ohhhh SEW pretty!! Thanks Carolann!! It was a fun morning and we all agreed that it was a SNAP!!
Hope you have a Snappy Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P