Today I have something a little different: a sewing-ish busy bag project. There’s no real sewing involved, unless you decide to make the drawstring bags.
My MOMs group recently had a busy bag swap where we each brought 4 of the same bags, and took 4 different ones home. I had never done this before, but really enjoyed it. So much that I’ve rounded up 12 Busy Bag Ideas below. (Keep reading, beyond that is the tutorial for my busy bags).
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OK, to make sewing busy bags you’ll need:
Craft Foam Sheets
I cut my foam sheets in half to have 4 sheets for each bag.
To make these:
Stack up your foam sheets
With your drill, drill holes in a random pattern over the sheet. Put the sheets on scrap wood or a surface that won’t get hurt, because you do need to drill all the way through the bottom foam piece.
Fold your pipe cleaners in half, then in half again and twist the ends around each other to create a “needle”
Add yarn of varying colors, and show kids how to use their “needle” to sew through their “fabric”
If you want to be extra fancy, put your busy bag together in a drawstring bag with this tutorial.
Thanks for having me!
I love the foam and “needle” technique and can’t wait to try it myself.
I love all this! thanks for sharing, I’ll be making some for my kids.:-)
Jess the Sewing Rabbit