Wednesday, August 7, 2013

calling all tooth fairies

In honor of {SHARK WEEK} we thought a little shark tooth DIY was totally necessary!! We can't wait to play tooth fairy to our quickly growing tots (tear) so we need to be prepared for when that first tooth comes loose!! We created these rad little bags for them using some recycled fabric, felt, and good luck charms!! 

STEP 1: Cut your shark tooth out of felt. Then cut your fabric into a 3.5" x 8" rectangle + fold in half. I like to keep the fold at the bottom to eliminate a seam! 

STEP 2: Stitch your shark tooth onto the center of the top half of the fabric.

 STEP 3: Lay your fabric with the right side on the table. Fold over each of the 2 long ends to about 1 or 1-1/2 inches and make a crease. You can pin these if you’d like and remove the pins as you sew, or you can simply watch the line and keep it folded on the crease as you sew. Sew on the cut edge of the fabric, creating a pocket  for where your string will go. Sew both sides.
STEP 4: Once both sides are sew with their folds, fold the fabric in half with the right side in. You’ll now want to sew up the 2 sides of the fabric in just one straight line. But DON’T sew over the holes of the folded edge part you just sewed. STOP before you get across these. You need these both open to get your string through.
STEP 5: Turn your bag to the right side out. You should have 4 sewn lines – 
2 folded over sewn lines for the string and 2 sewn lines to make the bag.
STEP 6: Cut your string, about 12 inches, depending on how large your bag is, 
and attach a safety pin to it.
STEP 7: With your safety pin as a guide, thread your string through the holes in the bag. Go through one side and continue on to the other side. Take off the safety pin and tie the two ends together.
Now you can cinch up your bag, add some good luck charms, and it’s ready for some fun treasures!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable!! Such a great idea!
    I can only imagine how amazing
    you both would make the
    halloween trick or treat bags.