Little burlap bags

October 25th, 2011 in member junk     
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The prototype.  Simple to make: cut a rectangle about 5 x 10” and pull a few threads on each 5” side to make a fringe.  This will be the top of the bag. Fold in half with right sides together, zigzag the sides and turn right side out.  Cut about 6” of wire, poke it through the seam near the top of the bag, twist and do the same on the other side. 
The finished bags are about 4 x 5” and the handle adds another 2.5” to the overall height.  Normal 0   false false false        MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
Tree skirt before.  Now I just have to make it!

My junker friend Carol asked me to make little bags out of a vintage burlap sack to be used as Christmas tree ornaments.  They are for a tree will be part of the annual Festival of Trees at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.  As a fund raiser for Hiawatha Homes, local businesses and organizations decorate trees that are displayed at the Civic Center for a week or so in a “Christmas trees forest” before being sold.

The theme of Carol’s tree (sponsored by her employer) is vintage-reuse-repurpose – just what I would expect from a good junker!  Carol may embellish the bags a bit.  They might also be used to hold treats.  Other ornies for her tree include small wheels and sandbakkel (pastry) tins.  I am anxious to see what else she uses!

My next task is to make a no frills-no ruffles-very plain tree skirt from a couple other vintage burlap sacks.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, farm, fabric, textile

Comments (1)

CottageElements writes: Marge, what a fun project! Lucky for Carol she knew a great seamstress and junker! Be sure to take pictures of the tree and share your tree skirt when it's done!


PS Love to see you posting! Posted: 8:22 am on October 26th
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