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Made by Me Monday – Peek-A-Boo Toy Sack Review

2013 March 25

Happy Monday!  Hope you all have had a great weekend. We had a very relaxing one, which is nice (and rare) around here! I’ve gotten a ton of quilt sewing finished this weekend. But I’ve got a lot more to do before Easter weekend. I promised two little girls they would have new dresses to wear to church on Sunday. There are going to be some late nights this week! So… that explanation given… I am pulling something from a while ago out to show you this Monday!

Make It Perfect – the Peek-A-Boo Toy Sack

These bags are amazing, and the tutorial is even better! Toni from Make It Perfect does a great job of explaining the process and the photos are really great and easy to follow.

The main thing that worries me when making a bag that uses plastic is that it tends to stick under the presser foot when you sew it. This bag is fully lined, and you never have to stitch over the plastic, making it quick and easy to make a lot of storage for your kids’ toys. They would also make an amazing new baby gift – just make one up and fill it with some handmade tiny cute things!

I made some in the smaller size (like the tutorial) and also enlarged the pattern to make a few bigger ones to fit some larger toy collections! I added a small strap on one side so that they hang up and a loop over the strings that tightens so they can stay closed.  With those and some small hooks our toy corner on the main floor ends up looking pretty tidy. (Okay, who am I kidding, I moved a ton of stuff for this photo shoot! At least I have an idea of where the toys are supposed to go! Oh, and just ignore the missing piece of baseboard – it’s been that way for years!)

I used up some of the fabrics that I loved and/or loved and didn’t know what to do with – so now I can look at them every day, and that makes me happy! The bags do work really well, especially for small collections. Mrs Potato Head will likely never lose her purse again, and I think she looks pretty happy about that too!

If you are following me on twitter you would already know what happened yesterday. My seam ripper got a good workout on the quilt I’m making… but – I’m all finished with the quilt top. EEEeeee!!!! I’m only a little excited! I just need a sunny day to photograph it.  Unfortunately there’s rain in the forecast and, though I may have to make up some sun myself, I will post a progress report mid-week. Come on back and see what I wrote on it!

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  1. March 25, 2013

    I love this idea. Bummer about the quilt.

  2. Laura permalink
    March 25, 2013

    Yey! I’ve been waiting for the toy sack posting! This will be my next project since my house is littered with toys! The quilt on the other hand gets a nay…but just think when you will finish it, it will be gorgeous and you’ll feel so good about it.

  3. mom permalink
    March 25, 2013

    I’ve also been using too much seam ripper. How frustrating. Glad the top is done! That is exciting! I really should make toy bags for those I use on skype with the kids! That would make them really handy instead of the falling-a-part box I use.

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