Friday, January 21, 2011

Ice Cream Money pouch short tutorial

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          On Wednesdays and Fridays Doodle Bug's school has ice cream available for a treat. Which we use to our advantage when he's having a good week or as an incentive. We normally don't have ice cream items at home except maybe the occasional reduced fat vanilla (MP brand from Target-nummy)! Anyway I have been sending ice cream money to school in a re-purposed bulk candy bag. I wanted to make something and this is what I came up with. I love the way the ice cream and cone came out but wish I had done it smaller and that the word 'money' had been centered like it was supposed to be! I am really over seeing tiny stitches for a while now too by the way!
          It was fairly simple, draw up a design, transfer it to the fabric, embroider the image, make into small drawstring bag. Kind of time consuming but really cool to have your work walk around and be seen by teachers and other mom's that say, "You made that?!"
Design it.

Transfer it.

Embroider it. Split stitch for the words. Back stitch for design.

Admire it.

Bag it. Fold over the top hems and sew across to make a drawstring sleeve. Right sides facing together, sew up both edges and bottom. Insert drawstring and flip bag. Easy.

As with all of my projects, I have designed them for my family and love to share with you so you can have them for your families as well. All projects, patterns and directions are meant for your personal use and neither the patterns nor completed projects are to be used for monetary gain.


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  2. This is darling! I am going to pass this on to my sister who enjoys sewing!
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