Shoe Boxes For Boys: Fat Quarter Drawstring Bag with Applique

Welcome to the Shoe Boxes for Boys series. This year I am focusing on packing boxes for boys after reading a comment on this post about the need for more boxes for boys (especially 10-14 year olds). If you are packing Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this year, I hope you will discover new ideas and also share your ideas!

These little drawstring bags are great for packing school supplies, small toys or tools in a shoe box.  I added an extra touch by sewing a felt applique onto the bag.

fat quarter (makes 2 bags)
ribbon or cord

Cut a piece of fabric 6 1/2" x 21".  Draw or print a template for the applique and cut the shapes out of the felt.  Fold the piece of fabric wrong sides together and with short sides together.  Position applique in center of fabric and move it down about an inch.  Pin the applique to the first layer of fabric only.

Unfold the fabric and sew the applique to the fabric.  Complete the bag by following the drawstring bag tutorial at Skip To My Lou.

Posts in this series:

For more free patterns and ideas, visit my Operation Christmas Child Pinterest Board.

Sharing at Modest Mondays and these parties.

Note: The information shared in this series will follow the OCC-US regulations. When packing shoe boxes from other countries, please refer to the rules and regulations from that country as they do vary from country to country. Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child Canada
Operation Christmas Child Australia
Operation Christmas Child UK 
Operation Christmas Child Spain


Craftysiany said...

What a great idea & cute choice of design!

Ruth Soukup said...

SO cute and I love the sailboat! Thanks for sharing it at LWSL this week!

Kristen said...

What a cute idea to use fat quarters for these bags!

Vanessa M. said...

They were a lot of fun to make and after I finished my "practice bag" it was a fairly quick and easy project. :)

Ruth Cartwright said...

What a cute project. I may try this myself.

Kristen (Smithspirations) said...

Love this idea because it's something my daughter could easily do. She really wants to learn to sew!

Stopping in from the Modest Mom's link up! :)

Vanessa M. said...

Your daughter might also like to try these fat quarter purses-- These are really easy for beginners.

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