For Olivia's 1st birthday, I needed to make something with scooters on it. But, I just couldn't find the perfect fabric. I wanted something with both the pink and minty green, and I definitely wanted scooters. Months ago I picked up this cute scooter fabric and this sweet minty green floral. I decided to use both fabrics for the bags. I made 12 bags with 1 yard of the green floral, a swatch of the pink scooter fabric, a little square of heat 'n bond, and 1 spool of grey satin ribbon. I'm pretty proud that the grand total was under $9 for all 12 bags.
These take very basic sewing skills to make. And if you get an assemble line going, you can have them all made in just over an hour. I have lots of step by step pictures for you to follow.
Start by cutting out the rectangles for the bags. Using 1 yard of fabric and making 12 bags, you need to cut rectangles that are 6 1/2" by 16". This will give you finished bags that are about 6" by 7". Also iron on a piece of heat n' bond to your accent fabric (mine is the scooters) and then cut out the shape that you want to adhere to the bag.
Fold the bag piece in half and iron on the scooter shape where you want it.
Fold the bag good sides together now and stitch down each side with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Now, fold down about 1/4" of fabric around the top of the bag. Iron this flat.
Then, fold the top down again, this time just less then 1". Iron it flat again.
Stitch down the top of the bag. I sewed mine 6/8" seem allowance (I have that marking on my machine). Turn the bag right side out.
Now you are going to use a seam ripper to open a small bit of the seam so that you can thread the ribbon drawstring through.
Using a large safety pin, thread the ribbon through the opening and tie it off.