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Needle Crafts for Kids


Charm Bag
By making a drawstring, the charm bag will be able to hold all your children's small valuables.
By making a drawstring, the charm bag will be able to hold all your children's small valuables.
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Here's a charm bag for kids, to hold small objects that bring good luck or happy memories.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 piece of cloth or felt (4x12 inches)
  • 1 piece of string or cord (at least 10 inches long)
  • Needle and thread (or sewing machine)

How to Make a Charm Bag:

Step 1: Fold the short end of the cloth down one inch, making a flap. Sew the flap to the cloth about 1/4 inch from the edge. Leave the ends open.

Step 2: Follow the same steps for the other end of the cloth. This makes two "tubes" at opposite ends of the cloth. Later, your children will put a piece of string through these tubes to make a drawstring.

Step 3: Fold the cloth in half. If the cloth has a pattern, fold so the pattern is on the inside. Sew the sides of the cloth together, about 1/4 inch in from the edge. Stop sewing right before your children reach the tubes.

Step 4: Turn the charm bag inside-out. Push a piece of string through both tubes and tie the ends of the string together.

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