Burlap Baked Potato Bag


Materials

  • Burlap, 9”x22”
  • Cotton fabric, 9”x22”
  • Off-white canvas or heavyweight cotton fabric scrap
  • Black perle cotton, #8
  • All Night Media Ransom rubber stamp alphabet (Plaid)
  • Black permanent ink pad

Tools

  • Warm & Natural needled cotton batting (The Warm Co.)
  • Pinking shears
  • Embroidery needle
  • Sewing machine and white thread

Directions

  • 1. For label, stamp “potato” on canvas; use pinking shears to trim to 2”x6-1/2” rectangle. Pin label lengthwise to burlap rectangle with left side of label 10-1/2” from left side of burlap rectangle and centered from top to bottom.
  • 2. Use one strand of perle cotton to blanket stitch around label edges, going between indentations in pinked edge.
  • 3. Place 9”x22” fabric and burlap rectangles together with right sides facing. Place batting rectangle on top of fabric/burlap rectangles. Sew along both 9” sides of rectangles, 3/8” from edges. Turn right side out.
  • 4. Sew widthwise across rectangle 9” from left side and 3” from right side. (Note: Label will be centered in middle section.)
  • 5. Fold seam 3” from side of rectangle over toward middle of burlap; pin. Fold seam 9” from side of rectangle over toward middle of burlap; pin. Sew 3/8” from raw edges on both sides of rectangle. Machine sew zigzag stitches over raw edges. Turn bag right side out.

by Mary Ayres

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