By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
This year I’m sending my girl off to preschool for the very first time. And along with a lunch bag and a backpack, the school has also asked us to provide a change of clothes in a waterproof bag, a pretty smart request and one I know many preschools and even kindergartens have. While I could, of course, send her off with a ziplock baggie, I decided that it would be more fun to make a little oilcloth bag for her “accident” clothes to tuck into her cubby.
Oilcloth and laminated fabrics come in so many fun prints these days that you can find one to make any child happy. My girl picked a pretty flower print (surprisingly pink free) and I got to work.
Here’s What You Need:
2. Sew the two ends together using a 1/2″ seam allowance, stopping 2″ from the top. Finger press and pin the remaining 2 inches to match the 1/2″ seam.
3. Fold the top edge over 1/2″ and then over again 1 1/2″. Stitch along the bottom of the fold with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
4. Sew across the bottom edge and trim the corners. Turn right side out. (You can position the side seam along one side here or down the middle)
5. Finger press the bottom seam and fold the ends to form a small triangle, about two inches tall. Stitch the corners of the triangles to the bottom seam to make a standing bottom.
6. Thread the ribbon through the top gusset and pull tightly to draw closed and tie with a bow!