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Today is the last day for the March Meet the Maker Instagram challenge. It's the first one I've ever participated in, and I was so excited to see all the BTS action from other creatives around the world. All so very inspirational! I thought I'd post some of the pictures from the challenge here, I got a few of the days mixed up and I missed the first few and some between, but I had so much fun figuring out the different challenges...
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My husband and a friend were playing the Arkham Horror LCG a few weeks ago and to my surprise it didn't come with a bag for the Chaos Tokens, so I ventured forth on making one.
I thought it would be fun to make this my first tutorial. It's fairly simple, good for any beginner/intermediate sewer.
Outer Shell - 1/2 yard cotton print fabric
Inner Lining - 1/2 yard solid cotton broadcloth fabric (or you can self-line the bag with the same material you use for the outer shell)
Satin Ribbon - 48" (Cut in 2 pieces 24" long)
There will be some excess of materials.
1. Cut fabric 9" wide by 10" long (2 pieces of your outer shell and 2 pieces of your lining).
2. Measure 1.75" from the top and 0.5" from the side, cut notch on both sides. Measure from the bottom and from the side 1.5" and cut out bottom corners. Repeat for lining.
Notes for sewing: I'm using a 1/2" seam allowance for everything, unless noted otherwise. Back stitch on dot marks.
3. With the right sides facing each other, sew sides and bottom of outer shell fabric.
4. Sew sides and bottom of lining fabric. Leave about 3" gap in the bottom seam of the lining.
5. Fold corners together to create a boxed bottom.
6. Sew along open edges on both sides, repeat for lining.
7. Turn the lining fabric inside out.
8. Insert lining into the outer shell so the right sides of the fabric are facing each other.
9. Sew along top edge.
10. Look at it.
11. Flip so the lining side is out.
12. Pull outer shell from the small gap you left in the bottom of the lining. Not pictured: top stitch or blind stitch the opening in the lining once everything it pulled through.
13. Press the top edge.
14. Fold top edge about 0.5" towards the inside and sew.
15. With the 2 pieces of ribbon you cut earlier, use a safety pin to fish one piece through the pocket.
16. The ribbon will come out the same side. Repeat for the opposite side.
17. Both pieces of ribbon fished through either side. Give it a tug to make sure it pulls correctly before you knot the ends.
18. Knot each side and trim excess ribbon at an angle.
19. OMG you're almost done! PULL!
20. And now you have a proper bag to reveal your fate!
Feel free to comment with questions if any of the instructions aren't clear, happy sewing!!
cindy guillermo heselton