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Ruby Star Wrapping
This project is a craft quickie. And there’s no need to lock the door or straighten your frock after- ward. Any little gift can be dropped right in, and then this project can be reused as a snack sack! A snack sack with style that no one will want to throw away! And the best thing is you can get three of these gems from one fat quarter of fabric.

Cut your fabric to 7" * 18". (Our advice? Make lots at once!) To prevent the fabric from fraying, serge or zigzag stitch the edges, or just cut them with pinking shears.

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  • Step 1

    Lay the fabric out vertically, right side down.

  • Step 2

    Fold the top and bottom edges over toward the wrong
    side by Q".

  • Step 3

    Stitch these two folds with a T" seam allowance.
    Decorative stitches work nicely here.

  • Step 4

    Taking one of the ends that you just stitched, fold the fabric over toward the right side by 2Q". Iron a sharp crease.

  • How to make a lunch bag. Little Snack Sack - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold your newly creased edge over to the hemmed edge of the opposite end, right sides together. Allow the hemmed edge to be just a tiny bit lower than the folded edge.

  • Step 6

    Stitch the left and right sides, with a T" seam allow- ance, leaving an opening at the top, where the folded edges are. As with any openings that you want to not fall apart, reinforce the stitching at top openings.

  • Step 7

    Ready? Flip it right side out, and if necessary, poke out the corners with a knitting needle, or a chopstick.

    Here’s where you can decide if you want to add trim to the front flap, or a pretty button and buttonhole.

    You can affix Velcro for a tighter closure, or just allow the opening to fold over, like those old sandwich bags that were always in a wad. But these won’t wad like that. These are better.

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