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Burlap Messenger Bag

Materials

  • Burlap fabric: 12 inches by 24 inches
  • 1 yard of cording
  • Stamp
  • Acrylic Paint or Permanent Marker
  • Fabric Flower
  • Fabric-Tac
  1. Measure the lengths and mark the burlap into 3rds (every 8").
  2. Fold bottom section (section 1) over middle section (section 2), leaving top section (section 3) untouched.
  3. Glue sides of section 1 and section 2 together, leaving the middle up-glued.
  4. Glue one end of the cording to the bottom corner of section 1 & 2. Continue to glue up the sides but do not glue on section 3.
  5. Take the over end of cording & glue it to the opposite sides all the way to the corner. Let dry.
  6. Once dry inside out the two glued sections. Section 3 should flop over, creating a bag.
  7. Pull out the side threads of section 3 to create a fringe on the sides.
  8. On section 3, place the stamps down where you want them.
  9. Ink in the stamps with either paint or a permanent marker.
  10. Embellish with fabric flowers.

Directions for Fabric Flowers

  1. Take a fabric scrap cut a 1" circle, with the rest of the fabric cut a 1" wide by 1/2 yard long strip.
  2. Lay the 1" circle down and dab a dot of glue on the edge. Take 1 end of the fabric and stick it to the circle. Pinch the bottom edge of the fabric and glue it to the circle. Keep gluing the fabric around and around, till you get to the center to create a fabric flower.
  3. Take a small piece of fabric tie a knot and two more on top of it to create a knotted ball.
  4. Glue knot to the center of the flower.


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