He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

17 May 2010


{DaY 14}
Another quick and easy scrap project! I did these in an hour or two but I'll admit now that I had help from Sweet Hubby who put the beans in the bags {the hardest part} while we chatted and I sewed.

YoU'lL NeEd:
- scrap fabric
- fabric paint
- freezer paper
- paint brush
- beans {we used pinto}

WHaT tO Do:

OnE: Free-hand {or print and trace} letters onto freezer paper.
TwO: Cut out letters to create a stencil so be careful to leave the backing in tact.
THrEe: Cut out two 5" squares of fabric for each bag you're creating {a front piece and a back piece}.
THrEe: Using a steamless iron, iron freezer paper letter to one side of the bean bag.
FoUr: Paint over cut out space on fabric, let dry, and remove freezer paper to reveal your letter.
FiVe: Match up one front piece and one back piece, right sides together, and sew 1/4" seam around the edge {remember to leave a 2" gap open for stuffing}
SiX: Turn bag right sides out, iron if you'd like.
SeVEn: Fill bag halfway with beans. We used the body of a small spray bottle... we filled it and then stuck the narrow neck of the bottle into the hole of the bag and poured them in.
EiGHt: Take bag back to sewing machine and stitch gap closed. You can stop here if you'd like but for added security I stitched an inner seam 1/2" in from the outer edge {you can see this clearly on the camo bag in picture below}

I did CJ's name on his bags but I plan to do the full alphabet on another day with the upper-case letters on the front and lower case on the back.

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