How to make your own bags from fabric scraps.
Every Easter the cry goes up, what shall we collect the Easter Egg Hunt eggs in? This year there will be bags at the ready for everyone.
Make reversible bags quickly using scraps of fabric. If you haven’t got quite enough fabric put together a panel of patchwork scraps.
For the outside and the lining cut 2 rectangles of fabric 53cm x 28.5cm. Cut 2 handles 28cm x 5cm.
Fold both bag pieces of fabric in half and sew 0.5cm from the long edges, to form bags.
To form the squared base, press the side seam down to meet the central base line. Measure an equal distance of 4.5 cm on both sides of the seam.
Pin and machine along line, then trim off triangle. Repeat with the rest of the corners.
Fold down top edge of both bags by 1cm. Put the liner into the outer and pin edges together, make sure the seams are all covered up inside!
To make handles fold fabric on long edge then sew together. Using a safety pin turn out then press.
Turn in handle ends by 1cm, then machine into position.