Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Sanitary Towel Bags - a scratch tutorial

At our Bloody Good Crafternoons, we've been making small bags to hold sanitary towels. Flatteringly, there has been demand for a tutorial! So bear with me - this is my first tutorial. It shows how we make the simplest bags, and if you have some sewing skills you can always jazz them up a bit.

You need:

  • A piece of felt
  • A piece of fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • A button
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • A sanitary towel

Step one:
Using a sanitary towel as a template, draw two squares. They should be about a centimetre larger on each side than the pad. I'd accidentally donated the pads I'd bought for myself, so I used post-it notes...

Step two:
Draw a flap shape on the edge of one of the squares (snigger). Cut out both pattern pieces.

Step three:
Cut a piece of felt using the larger pattern piece, and a square of fabric using the other.

Step four:
Fold over one edge of the fabric square, then fold it over again to make a neat hem. Sew it down (I used my sewing machine, but you can hand stitch it using whatever stitch you like).

Step five:
With the hem and flap pointing up, put your two pieces of fabric together, wrong sides facing. Sew across the bottom and the sides, keeping close to the edge.

Step six:
Turn it the right way around.

Step seven:
Cut a small button hole.

Step eight:
Sew on a button. Voila! Your sannies will never be cold again...

Here are some we made earlier!

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