(Pretty right? I really need to finish that quilt.)
After seeing those scraps, I knew exactly what to do with the containers… I could make a quilted cozy to re-cover the container! It would be perfect as a holiday container to hold all sorts of goodies to be given as Christmas gifts.
- Fabric scraps
- batting (you could also use felt of fleece)
- Stretchy cord
- basic sewing supplies
Trim the edges of your quilted piece to the height of your container plus 1/2 inch.
Step 3: Assembling the cozy.
Cut a piece of coordinating fabric the same size as your quilted piece.
Lay your quilted fabric piece out on your work space, quilted side down. Lay the inside fabric piece on top of the quilted piece right side facing down.
Sew along the 3 edges as shown, 1/4 inch from the edge:
Trim the edges to about 1/8 inch and clip the corners.
Flip the quilted strip right sides out.
Iron the edges flat.
Fold the open edges in and iron.
Wrap the cozy around your container so you can determine the placement of the cord and button.
Pin the cord in place.
Stitch along the edge, be sure to back stitch a couple of times over the cord to make sure it doesn’t slip out.
Sew on your button and you’re done.
Isn’t it cute? Now go fill it full of something yummy!
For the lid, I just cut out a piece of scrapbook paper and attached it to the original lid with glue dots. All it needs is a cute little gift tag and the goodie tin will be ready for gifting!
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