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Peek-a-boo Drawstring Toy Sack Tutorial

 

 

To make a "Peek-A-Boo" Toy Sack, you will need:

  • One 10 3/4" x 12 1/2" rectangle of fabric cut from exterior and lining for front of bag
  • One 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle of fabric cut from exterior and lining for front of bag
  • Two 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles of fabric cut from exterior and lining for front of bag
  • One 16 3/4" x 12 1/2" rectangle of fabric cut from exterior and lining for back of bag
  • One 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle cut from tablecloth plastic for window
  • One 1 1/2" x width of the fabric (40"-44") strip cut from contrast fabric for drawstring
  • One 2" x width of the fabric (40"-44") strip cut from contrast fabric for casing

* Plastic window is clear PVC "tablecloth" plastic - this comes in 3 thicknesses (from Spotlight), The middle thickness is used because it is strong but thin enough to use your regular sewing machine needle on.

 

Get the tute!

 


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Comment by Jacquelyn Koslowski on August 11, 2011 at 2:30pm
I finally got around to making one of these bags today.  I always have a problem when I make only 1 of something that I really like.  I have tons of ideas and not enough bags.  So I guess I'll just have to make lots more.
Comment by Deedra Oates on July 23, 2011 at 10:36pm

This is neat!

Comment by Jami Beintema on July 19, 2011 at 9:14pm

I actually think these bags could have lots of applications with the window, like shoe bags for a trip! Thanks for the tutorial. Your toy bag is really cute. Great!

Jami

Comment by Sewbusy on July 16, 2011 at 9:53am
tips - in her tutorial, she is sandwiching the plastic between layers of fabric so the plastic layer is not touching either the presser foot or feed dogs.  When I have sewn with vinyl, I use a teflon foot and haven't had the first difficulty.  You could also use clothes pins (spring loaded) or binder clips to hold the layers together instead of paper clips.  i would also recommend lengthening your stitch length, but not to the extreme.  Just think "it's just another fabric" - have fun . . .
Comment by marlene and Grand Daughter on July 15, 2011 at 10:14pm
That is Great
Comment by beeash on July 15, 2011 at 3:57pm
Good idea.nie way to keep the toys.
Comment by Ags on July 15, 2011 at 1:57pm

This is really cute!  I like the idea, and may make one for my little niece.  I've also wondered about sewing with vinyl and plastic but haven't done it yet.  Any tips?

 

Comment by Sunflower on July 15, 2011 at 1:32pm

This is a great project! And here is an additional idea: I found transparent shower curtains that do not have that horrible plastic smell. They do not "off-gas". I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, if anyone is interested.

 These bags are perfect and so cheery! Thanks for posting this, I am making one today. (or several ) A nice way to store fabric remnants, too! fat quarters and such.

Comment by Laurie M on July 15, 2011 at 9:10am
Oh, very clever

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