DIY Shower: Fabric Pouches

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's no secret to those who know me that I have a blog "problem" -- as in I can't get enough of them! (But, seriously, my bookmarks are out. of. control.) I just love being able to get a glimpse into other peoples' lives -- getting inspiration from the photos they post -- or finding the perfect DIY or craft project to start when there's a rainy day. Out of all the blogs out there, there's a few that I read every morning with a good cup-of-joe. And, the one that I can't keep from you any longer, dear readers, is Twig and Thistle. Have you seen it? If not, you must spend a few hours on it. Kathleen has an incredible eye and knack for drawing you in with her photos, prose, and crazy-talented ideas and projects. So, when she sent us an email on how to create these ADORABLE baby shower favor bags, Elizabeth and I couldn't resist scrounging up some fabric scraps and making a couple for ourselves. And, we have to say, she's pretty much created the PERFECT favor bag -- inexpensive, easy to personalize, and can be reused once you devour the sweet yummy cookies inside. Plus, as Elizabeth said, "who doesn't appreciate a thank you gift that's made with love?!" I couldn't agree more. :)

From Kathleen at Twig & Thistle... The favors [...] are based off of these that I had seen in the portfolio of Rebecca Thuss. Mine didn’t come out nearly as beautiful but they are still a sweet addition to [a baby shower]. I wrapped two shortbread cookies in clear cellophane and put them inside the fabric envelope. These little envelopes can hold any number of things really with the proportions adjusted to fit. Below are instructions for how to make your own.

Materials list:

Scalloped Rotary Cutter
Shortbread Cookies
Diaper Pins

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Cut fabric into strips about 5″ wide x 9″ long. Fold top of fabric in 1/2″ towards wrong side of fabric and hem. Repeat on bottom edge.
2. Once both top and bottom edges have been hemmed, fold bottom portion of fabric up approvimetly 3.75″ creating an envelope. Sew along both edges 1/2″ in; securing both sides of the envelope.
3. Add a little detail and prevent fraying by trimming the sides with pinking shears or a scalloped rotary cutter. Be sure to fold top over to where it will approximately be once favor is inside then cut – the scallops will align and the envelope will appear more finished.
3. Finally, slide favor inside envelope and secure with a baby pin!

To view the complete tutorial and other craft ideas, please visit Twig & Thistle.


baby slings said...

This is such a lovely idea. A really nice touch. Thanks for sharing. :)

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