I don’t know about you, but it seems like time is flying! I have had so many projects I’ve been working on and my table has been filled to the brim. I finally put the sewing machine away, but I still have a few other projects that require my attention in order to finish them.
One project I worked on recently I couldn’t show here until I attended a Christmas party on Saturday. A group of my friends were having a gift exchange and the rules were that the gift had to be handmade (love this!) and it had to cost $10 or under. My kind of challenge!
I decided to make an apron from a Simplicity pattern I’ve used over the past few years – It’s So Easy #5154. It’s great because it only requires 1 yard of fabric and it’s quick to put together. On Black Friday weekend I made a trip to JoAnn’s and picked up some black and white fabric, and also a bit of red. Black, white, and red always go together so well! I found beautiful jeweled beads at Michael’s to use as a center for a pretty sequined rosette pin, too.
I bought extra fabric when I was shopping, so after making the apron I had extra fabric and I thought a cookie mix would be a great addition to my apron. I mixed together the dry ingredients for Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies and bagged it up in a clear bag.
Using extra fabric, I made a Fabric Gift Bag cutting larger 8 inch x 15 inch rectangles. I followed the same general instructions, but adapted it a bit for the larger size. When stitching the bottom, I sewed 1 1/2 inches in from the corner. This created a wider bottom for the bag to sit on.
Once the bag was completed, I put my cookie mix bag inside and folded down and inside about 3 inches of the top of the bag. I tied the bag shut with ribbon. You could make your bag shorter by approximately 3 inches, but I liked the way it looked once it was folded down and tied.
The last thing I did was create a black and white tag with the cooking instructions for the cookie mix. Feel free to print out a copy to attach to your cookie bags. I also found pretty black and white cardstock to glue onto the back, just to dress it up a bit.
Isn’t it a cute set? I love how it all coordinates. This would be a lovely gift idea for a baker in your family. It would work well at anytime of the year!
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