Hi there! You will learn how to make a starfish-shaped bag to store anything you want in it.
Step 1: Step 1: Materials
You will need:
- Fabric. I used plasticised PVC, in two colors.
- A starfish pattern.
- A marker, or chalk, or whatever, to trace the patter over the fabric.
- A one-hole punch.
- An embroidery needle.
- Craft cord.
Step 2: Step 2: Tracing and Cutting
Turn over the fabric, so you cut on the "inside" of the fabric. Place the patter on top of the facric (use needles to hold pattern in place if necessary), and cut.
Step 3: Step 3: Sewing
First, thread the needle using the draft cord, leaving one long, knotted end, and the other hanging loose. Then, place one cutout on top of the other (again, use needles to hold in place if necessary), and start sewing. Start on the inside so that the knot is hidden. The manner in which I sewed makes a nice and pretty decorative stitch. After you pass the needle through the inside, press both sides together and pass the needle through both sides. Then, pass the needle again, through the first side you passed it the first time.
Step 4: Step 4: Punching Holes
(Depending on how long you want the opening to be)
Using the one-hole punch, make holes along the opening of the bag.
Step 5: Step 5: Making the Cord
Now, to make the cord that's gonna tie this whole thing all together, so to speak, we're gonna use to different colored craft cords.
I used 5 strands of each, to make it really thick and nice. Tie a knot, and then start passing one color over the other. Make it an adecuate lenght.
Step 6: Step 6: Passing the Cord
When done with the chord, pass it through the holes, as if it where a shoelace in a shoe.
Step 7: Finished Product
Now you have a starfish-shapped bag!
I used plasticised PVC so it was water proof and I could store my wet swimsuits when going to the pool, beach, etc.