When I sold at the flea market last weekend, I wanted to brighten my space with some pretty plants so I picked up some small iceberg rose bushes to set around. I love the look of the burlap grain sacks so I decided to make a few for the roses. I think they add so much and I think they would be beautiful for a rustic wedding or party.
They were easy to make and I didn't even stitch them on the machine. Of course, after I made them, I checked on line and they are pretty reasonable to buy. The 12 x 20 bags are about a dollar a bag, but you have to buy 25 of them. I only wanted four and I needed a custom size.
Every blogger I know has some stray burlap laying about; right? It's as much a staple as drop cloth. I got out my scraps and measured the size I needed. I took my household glue and ran a string of glue on each side of the sack and clothes pinned the sides until the glue dried. It was quick. Once dried, while watching TV, I stitched up the sides with a simple baste stitch. Everything held beautifully, nothing unraveled and the bags were very pretty.
I'm considering ordering some small bags to use my Maison d' Stencils on. That's what I did here and people wanted to buy just the bags. If they sell anything like my dish towels it would be a great inexpensive item. And by the way, Maison d' Stencils is having a 30 percent off sale until the end of April. Their stencils are pricey, but when you are in mass production mode, they are worth every penny. Their link is on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone.
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