I realized the other day that Christmas is just a couple months away. Ack!! There are three young girls in my life that I buy gifts for and if I’m on the ball, I actually like to make them something. I’ve made them aprons, doll quilts, quilts and t-shirts with the first letter of their name appliqued onto the front. Since they share toys & dolls, I never know what new toy they do or don’t have and they actually seem to like when I make something just for them.
This year, I was racking my brain for what I could make. The older they get, the more they seem to like gift cards from their favorite stores. I thought maybe I could make each of them a bag or purse and put a gift card inside. I scoured the internet for some inspiration and happened upon these sweet tooth pouches made from candy wrappers. There’s an awesome tutorial on www.punkinpattern.blogspot.com so I gave it a try.
The tutorial made it look super easy but still, I had a few problems. My first problem was that I only bought one package of candy! You need 2 for this project since you just use the front of the package. I had absolutely no problems eating 2 packages of candy! It was after that when, as usual, I had issues following the sewing directions. I just had to rip a couple of seams and re-sew because I saw there were going to be problems turning everything right side out and really, that’s the toughest part. I think it turned out really cute!
It’s a very inexpensive project since you just need some candy, a little bit of fabric, iron-on vinyl, and a zipper. I have to get some more candy (and eat it) since I plan on making 2 more of these coin purses. I’m going to try and use different candy wrappers so each girl gets a different purse.
They’ll be perfect to stick a gift card and some candy inside! Now I’m looking at all the candy wrappers in the candy aisle at the store differently. What else can I make into a bag?