Sunday, December 02, 2007

Shepherd's Pouches

I have also been asked how I made the Shepherd's Pouches so here goes.
I used:
Old fabric scraps
left over Christmas ribbon
A Sewing Machine (you can totally hand stich this if you dont have one)

1)Cut two identical rectangles out of fabrick. Size may very depending on what size you want them to be.

#2) Fold down a 1/2in on a short side of one of the rectangles. Sew a straight stitch acrossed. Repeat for other.

#3)Lay matching rectangles on top of eachother with the folded down side out and sew them together using a zigzag stitch (on my sewing machine it was a 3) along the three remaining sides, starting and stoping just past the stitching from step #2.

#4)Fold in side out and thread with whatever kind of ribbion you want. I used ribbion for some and made a ribbon out of old fabric for another.

These are REALLY basic for picture taking purposes but for fun you can add a liner or decorate them with buttons and/or beads.
Happy Sewing!


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Anna said...

I wish I knew how to sew. My mom is an amazing seamstress. I never picked it up. I regret it now. You are the most creative person I know. You seriously should write a book with all your creative ideas. I am excited for traditions to begin with our children now that we have our sweet little Abigail.