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Old 10-31-2005, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've got this adorable owl-print flannel (about a yd, I think), and I want to make something as a little extra present for my sister for christmas. I was thinking shoe bags, but she already has some my mom made years ago. What would you make? She's not yet a mama, so mama stuff is out.
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Is there enough for an apron? or pot holders? What about an eye bag filled with split peas or lentils and lavender flowers? that's about all I can think of right now.
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Sleep boxers with matching appliqued camisole, rice bags, cloth menstrual pads maybe. Use it to line a tote bag. Personally, I wouldn't mind another set of shoe bags.
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fab ideas.

hmmm. I actually haven't ever made a rice bag. What dimensions have you found work well? And do you just tie off the top, or fasten it in some other cunning way?
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I make rice bags from scraps, so my dimensions vary. A rectangle about 5 inches wide and 9 inches long is probably about average. I sew them in two parts. I make a muslin bag to hold the rice and use a decorative fabric for a removable, washable outer layer. For the inner bag, I cut two rectangles, sew three sides, turn inside out, fill, then sew the third side. For the outer bag, I do basically the same thing but the second side of the cover is two pieces that overlap to slip in the inner rice bag.

Does that make sense? You can make up whatever you want anyway.
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That sounds like a nifty solution--machine washable cover is key. Thanks!
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i'd make it heart shaped


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How about a pillow? You can even put a little lavender in it.
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I'm thinking pajama pants if there is enough. I think I am going to make my ds a couple pairs of flannel pajama pants.
The sleep shorts + top idea was good too. Everybody loves a good set of pajamas
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ooooo... all these great ideas. I'm going to have to go through my fabric tub and see if I have enough for all of the above. (in my copious amounts of free time, of course. )
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