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Linen Bulb Bags

Put bulbs in a DIY bag for a future garden. No sewing skills are required.

floral-print linen bulb bag

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2021

Introduction

In this no-sew project, you'll learn how to make bulb bags with floral-printed fabric. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Valentine's Day craftshandmade gifts for her, and handmade floral gifts.

materials

  • Linen fabric, roughly 14 by 16 inches (Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Hokkoh Poppies Linen, in Orange and in Blue, $40 a yd., stonemountainfabric.com)

  • Fabric scissors

  • Clothing iron

  • Fusible web (Dritz Stitch Witchery, $8.31, amazon.com)

steps

  1. Measure and cut out a 12-by-11-inch fabric rectangle and a 3-by-16-inch fabric strip; set strip aside. Fold rectangle in half widthwise, right sides facing in; press seam with iron. Open fabric back up; apply fusible web all the way along back of top (12-inch) edge. Fold edge down over back; press with iron to adhere. Let cool slightly to set.

  2. Fold fabric back in half width-wise, right sides facing in. Apply fusible web all along side and bottom seams; press with iron to adhere. Let cool slightly to set, then turn bag right-side out.

  3. To make tie, fold fabric strip in half lengthwise, and apply fusible web along one inner side; press with iron to adhere. Fold again, so unfinished edge is near center of back side; apply fusible web all along one inner side, and press to adhere. Let cool slightly to set. Fill bag as desired; secure with tie.

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