Patterns

Here are some patterns for making hearts.

1. • Easy treat bags for Valentine’s Day
I decided to make a flapped fold over style bag. These will hold the treats in and keep them fresh with a flap and a fold-over top. Here are the first of my finished treat bags for Valentine’s day:
Treat bags 01

To make these here is what you need:
Two rectangles of fabric measuring 18″ X 7″
Embroidery design of your choice
Design template (you can print one from Alpha Xpress or Catalog Xpress or ELS)
Cut away stabilizer
Embroidery thread
Lapel Stick temporary adhesive
sewing thread
Here is what you do:
Embroider the design
1. Lay the outer rectangle face down and fold in half to 7″ X9″ with the fold at the bottom. Fold the top edge down 2″. Now decide where to place your design template and pin it in place through the top layer of fabric.
Treat bags 02

2. Hoop the stabilizer. Use the Lapel Stick around outside edges of the embroidery area and center the design template and fabric in the hoop.
Treat bags 03

3. Place the hoop on your machine and check the needle placement. Remove the template and embroider the design. (Note: These hearts have 3 thread colors that i embroidered all the same color>)
4. Remove from the hoop. Cut away the excess stabilizer.

Sew the treat bag
1. Place the lining fabric right side up on the table with one short end at the top. Place the outer fabric face down on top with the top of the embroidered design upside down. Sew along the top short edge. Turn so wrong sides are together and press the seam.
Treat bags 04

2. Place back on the table with outer fabric on top. Fold the seamed edge down 2″.
Treat bags 05

3. Now reach under and fold the lining so that the other raw edge is about 2″ above the upper fold. Lining right sides should be together.
Treat bags 06

4. Now fold the raw edge of the outer fabric up to meet with the raw edge of the lining. Pin sides. Sew both sides using 1/2″ seam.
Treat bags 07

Treat bags 08

5. Reach in and turn right side out. Fold raw edges in about 1/2″ and press. Top stitch the open edge closed.
Treat bags 09

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6. Fold the flap down and turn the folded top over it. Your treat bag is ready to be filled with treats and bring smiles all around.

Treat bags 11

I hope you have fun making these simple little bags with the blurred heart .

Pattern courtesy of:-
http://community.annthegran.com/blogs/memory-book/archive/2013/01/25/keeping-it-simple-easy-treat-bags-for-valentine-s-day.aspx#sthash.XNWim52O.dpbs

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