A while back, I had this idea of a small burlap pouch with a grain sack inspired logo. I’ve made this project so many times in my head, that it feels good to actually have it done.
And I must say, it turned out just like I imagined!
Here’s how this little beauty came to life:
First, I started with a piece of burlap & scissors.
Then I cut a piece that would be the total length of the front and back of the pouch:
I folded it in half, length ways, and grabbed some jute twine:
Then I sewed each side, leaving the top and bottom open:
Since this is burlap and it has a thicker and wider weave, I changed my stitch length to make it a little longer:
Here’s a close up:
I snipped a little off of each corner on the bottom to make for square corners:
Then grabbed the jute twine to make the handle:
I used hot glue to secure it in place:
Once the hot glue dried, I started turning the pouch inside out:
I used a pencil to get inside the corners…:
Then I grabbed some leftover white linen for the “grain sack” portion:
I trimmed it down to size, which was 3″ wide x 3.5″ tall:
And because linen is famous for fraying, I helped it out by pulling a few strings on each side:
Once I had the linen ready, I started designing my logo. I used Excel and started playing around. I knew that I wanted it to say “Grains”, have an “O” for our last name, and include a number like traditional grain sacks. I used 23, which the day the hubby and I were married.
It all came together from there. I flipped the image in my editing software to a “mirror” image.
And grabbed some of this:
Then printed my image:
I followed the directions on the transfer paper, which said to trim around the design always having a “curve”:
I used a stone pot holder covered with an old pillow case and started ironing. The directions said to iron the fabric, then iron on the transfer 20 second at a time:
*Side note: Be sure to use piece of fabric that you don’t care about. The fabric transfer will leave a mark on the fabric your ironing on, the pillow case.
I used my scissors to trim off the extra transfer paper:
Then I ironed the burlap pouch to lay flat, and hot glued the logo in place:
*Side note: You could easily sew the logo onto the burlap bag, but you would have to do that prior to sewing the burlap pouch together. If not, you will sew through the pouch, making the center useless. In other words, you won’t be able to put anything inside the bag.
The only reason I didn’t do that was because I didn’t know what I wanted the logo to look like and I wanted this project done.
I can’t help but smile at the results, it’s sooo pretty!
I stuffed it with a few fake lavender sprigs and hung it on my spoon & pallet hook rack.
This is what happiness looks like:
The logo melts my heart… Every part of it is special to US!
I love how the burlap looks against my spoon hooks:
And it’s the perfect compliment to the fabric wrapped frame with wire mesh fencing:
(Gotta love bright snowy mornings! They make photography a smidge hard! )
The lavender sprigs are lovely…
And the “Grains” get’s me every time. It’s so perfect for our home and farm!
Such a cheerful and “homey” vibe to the kitchen… sigh… It’s the simple things.
And, I’m happy to report that this projects has inspired me to create about 10 more things… I’ll share soon… But how a-dorable would this be with wedding favors tucked inside? Or to hold silverware at each place setting?
The ideas are spinning…
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