Do you hand them down to others or do you keep them? I give some of mine away to others and some of them I have to keep. I don’t know why but some of them I just cannot part with. I have to admit, I have visions of my grandchildren wearing them one day. I know that is probably just a dream but who knows, but I would rather keep them just in case then regret it later. Now of course it is impossible to keep every single thing I make for my kids. There is just too much stuff now, but there are a certain few items that I just loved or were the girls favorites. So I was thinking one day that it would be fun to make each of the items a little drawstring bag of their own and then add a little plastic sleeve to the front. That way there was a picture of my kids wearing or playing with the actual handmade garment or item that was inside. It would be a little keepsake bag of sorts.
* 1 piece of fabric cut into a rectangle shape. The size of the piece of fabric depends on the size of your bag you want.
*Ribbon or fabric for ties ties
*Clear Vinyl just enough for make little picture pockets with.
*Pictures of you children with the item or garment.
*Seam ripper and Fray Check
Start by cutting out a rectangular piece from your clear vinyl. Make it a little larger then the size of your picture and factor in sew seams. You want to make sure you have enough space to insert a photo once sewn onto the bag. Sew the vinyl onto the bag. Make sure you only sew the sides and bottom. The top is where the photo will be inserted. If you are having a hard time sewing the vinyl switch to a Teflon foot and make sure you use masking tape or washi tape to anchor the vinyl in place onto the fabric. You do not want to pin the vinyl onto to the fabric, it will leave holes.
Now take the top edge of the bag and fold over 1/2″ and iron flat. Fold over another 1/2″ and iron again. Now top stitch all along the top edge of bag.
Turn bag right side out. Iron flat. ***Just make sure not to iron the vinyl!***
Grab your seam ripper and some fray check.