Sewing. Something I haven't done size Grade 11 fashion class. But recently I was inspired by my neighbour's idea to make a sack for her son to put all his dinosaurs in so that he could carry something up and down the stairs without it being a tub or a container that would be hard on little arms and legs.
My girls have play food that they LOVE and I planned to use my new sack for, and wanted to find something themed the same. So off to fabricland I went for some inspiration but alas, there was no luck in food themed fabric. But I found some seriously beautiful fabrics, all for about $7-$9 regular price for a metre. One meter makes 2 sacks!
I don't own a sewing machine, so at my mom's I had her help me set up and off to sewing I went.
Here's what I used:
-1/2 metre of flannelette (the kind of fabric you often see on pj's!)
-1 metre of cording (or ribbon)
-Pull clips for the drawstring (I have no idea what they are called!)
The sewing part is pretty self explanatory I think. It was all straight lines, sewed to maked a sac, then a fold on top with a small opening on one side to thread through the cording. I threaded the cording by putting a safety pin at the end of it and slowly threading it through.
My girls love that they can now dump all the play food out and easily put it back away. And I love that they aren't always trying to TOSS the food into a bin that just bounces them back out again!