The other day I told you about the envelopes full of treats that I sent to my downline. Well, this is one of the items in the envelope. Aren't they just the cutest things? I adore working with felt. It is absolutely the easiest of all the fabrics to work with and you can make the most adorable projects.
Here is a quick tutorial on how I created this fun Easter project. You can click on the pictures if you need a closer look. First, I used the Petal Cone die and the Big Shot to cut a piece of orange felt. I trimmed off the flap and rounded off the end of the cone.
Next, I stitched on three buttons using white Bakers Twine and secured the ends on what will be the inside. Then I began a blanket stitch around the back side of the carrot top, making sure to hide the knot on what will be the inside of the carrot.
Once I reached the side, I folded the felt on the crease and began stitching down the fold. At this point the blanket stitch is just decorative. Once you reach the tip of the carrot, then you need to make sure you stitch both layers together to secure the side seam. Continue stitching around until you reach the top opening of bag. Now, continue stitching around the top front portion of the carrot, but make sure you leave the top open so you can add some treats later. Once you go all the way around the top, secure the twine with a knot inside the bag.
To create the carrot top, I used the Blossom Punch (#125603) to punch out one piece of Brights DSP and one piece of matching cardstock. Glue the two flowers together for stability. At this point punch two holes in the center of the flower and then two holes through both layers of the bag opening near the top with the larger hole of a Crop-a-dile. Thread the ribbon through from the back and add the tag. Then just tie a bow in the front. To be totally honest, this polka dot ribbon is a little tricky to work with, so you will have to fiddle with it to make the polka dots show.
OK, that is pretty much all there is to it. Of course I stamped "Happy Easter" from the stamp set "Delightful Dozen" to create a tag. I mixed up the different buttons, flowers, and ribbon so that I could use up a lot of different colors.There are lots of videos on YouTube that show you how to blanket stitch, so I decided not to do another one. I hope you like my project. You can purchase most of the supplies for this project in my online store (except the felt, of course). Also, I would be happy to put together a kit for you based on your needs. If you are interested, then send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put "Carrot Bag" in the subject line so I won't miss it. Have a great day!