Good Sunday Morning!
I took a little break from the "border patrol" work on the raffle quilt to do a little Halloween crafting.
I made a batch of these treat bags. The are little candy bags. They were so simple and I had the lunch bags and sticks from the back yard. You can find the directions HERE ala Martha Stewart.
Then I made some of these tissue covers. Again, super easy and had the fabric (like, duh) and just picked up a package of mini-kleenex tissues.
And Here is how you do it:
Cut an outside piece 6" x 6 1/2"
and a lining piece 6" x 7 1/2"
Sew the 6" edges, ride sides together on each end.
Then press with the larger square on the bottom. This creates the little trim.
Then with larger square on the bottom, fold up the two ends and overlap them slightly. (good lord, when did I get age spots, and how do you get rid of them?)
Sew the ends, it's a bit bulky, but its fine.
Here is where I waved my wand and made a slight improvement on the pattern I was using. Push your finger into the corner and form a little peak and pinch it and sew a short line of stitches across the top. You can just eye ball it. (age spot shot again... can I consider them freckles, maybe?)
Turn your piece right side out and viola' -
With the new design of the pocket tissues, it is necessary to cut a small slit in the package to pull out the tissues.
And in just a short time, you'll have a little batch of these of your own. They make great little hostess gifts, party favors, teacher gifts, etc.