Following last week's Box of Doughnuts, this week I bring you a Bag of Candy. Play candy, to be exact, made of fabric and ribbon scraps and bits of polyester filling.
My daughter loved the concept, especially because this is Halloween week and her dolls now have their own bag of candy!
Here's a small tutorial on how to make them:
To make one fabric wrapped candy you need to start with a small rectangle of fabric. This one in particular was about 10 by 7 centimeters, but honestly I didn't bother a lot with measurements. I made lots of these during the weekend, some smaller, some bigger, using just fabric scraps.
Anyway, cut the smaller sides of the rectangle using pinking shears to avoid fraying:
Fold the fabric in half (on the longer side), right sides together, and sew. You can easily hand sew it, since the pieces of fabric are small anyway, but I used the sewing machine because I was (as always) a bit pressed for time.
Turn inside out and you have a small fabric tunnel
Now measure about one third of the "tunnel" and tie a bit of sewing thread around it, closing the opening, as show below.
Insert the polyester filling through the other end and then tie the second opening with sewing thread too (at about the same distance from the edge as the first one)
Cut off the excess thread you used to tie the two ends of the fabric and leave it as is or add a bit of ribbon, cord, elastic, etc to embellish the candy.
I made a lot of different ones, for which I used not only fabric scraps but also a lot of smaller pieces of ribbon and elastic.
One you have a nice set of candy, sew a candy bag using the reusable gift bags tutorial I shared a couple of weeks ago.
For this one, I used some fabric leftover from some long gone curtains and a bit of golden ribbon.
I like that the bag is semi-transparent and you can see all the different colors of the play candy inside.
Now pair the candy bag with some felt doughnuts and you are ready for an awesome tea party!
Or to embark in some cavity free trick or treating...
Other post in the Play Food Series:
Have a great week!