How to Make a Santa Sack
Sometimes a stocking just isn’t big enough, and that’s when you need a Santa Sack! There’s plenty of room in this bright and fun sack for all sorts of gifts and goodies, and with a name attached to the front, everyone will know whose is whose!
Whether you’re making one for yourself or for a family member, this Santa Sack is sure to be treasured for years to come.
Project with thanks to Caroline Giles
Time to Make: Three and a half hours
Suitable for: Intermediates
Cut fabric pieces as follows:
- Two outer (star fabric) 58 centimetre by 81 centimetre
- Two inner (polka dot fabric) 58 centimetre by 96 centimetre
- Two cord channel (polka dot fabric) 48 centimetre by eight centimetre
1. Press both channel pieces lengthways 1 cm in towards the centre on both edges. Fold over each end and press.
2. Place a channel piece onto one of the outer pieces approximately 8 centimetre for the top, centralise and pin in place. Then, stitch along each long side of the channel. Reinforce stitches at beginning and end. Repeat on the other outer piece.
3. Cut three different colour triangles for the Christmas tree motif. Place the first triangle 1 cm down from the centre of the channel and then stitch around each edge. Then place the next triangle, stitch in place and repeat for the last triangle.
4. Cut the lettering from the felt and place under the Christmas tree. Remember to leave at least 15 centimetres from the bottom of the sack. Sandwich the fusible web (cut to size) in between the felt sheet and the sack and gently iron until fused.
Top Tip!…When using fusible web make sure that the temperature is not too high and that the steam function is switched off on you iron. Don’t rush the process and keep checking to see if you work has adhered.
5. With right sides together pin an outer to an inner piece along the top edge and then stitch. Repeat with the other outer and inner pieces.
6. With right sides together pin the bottom edge of the inner pieces and then stitch. Repeat this step for the outer pieces.
7. On the bottom edge of the inner piece fold 4 centimetres up on each side of the bottom seam and pin in place. Repeat on the bottom outer edge.
8. Pin along all of the side seams, ensuring that everything lines up. Remember to leave a gap in the lining for turning.
9. Turn with right side facing out and stitch closed.
10. Attach a safety pin to the red cord and feed it through each channel, make sure your work is flat before you tie the two ends together. Repeat with the gold cord but feed in the other direction.
11. Arrange the coloured pompoms and fix in place with hot glue. You can stitch the pompoms on if you prefer.