One of the things I've been keen to do this Christmas is create something for the girls. I originally considered creating a stocking but you can only get so much in them right?! So what about a Santa sack? A Santa’s sack is much better for all those wonderful presents to be piled up in and no struggling to squeeze certain gifts in.
So here is how I made my girls’ Santa sacks.
- Sew two pieces of fabric together or alternatively buy an old pillow case
- Using Dylon’s beautiful colourful dyes, dye the fabric pink or whatever colour you prefer and leave to dry.
- Write the words you want to appear on the sack on a piece of paper
- Turn it round and trace over the words backwards on the paper fixed to the bondaweb. A light box or window with the light shining through can help with this.
- Iron material on to the bondaweb
- Cut out the letters
- Peel off the paper leaving the bondaweb in tact
- Iron letters on to the sack
- Sew on the felt reindeer and their bow. I got mine from a magazine supplement but you could draw one or a similar festive shape like a Christmas present, polar bear or Christmas tree.
- Sew one side of the ribbon around the top of the sack and feed the rope around it before sewing the other side of the ribbon. This will make for a drawstring closure.
Et voilà a sack ready for all those presents that Santa brings.