DIY Goody Bags

My sewing machine used to be my grandmother’s. She probably bought it in the fifties, and it’s so heavy I have to ask my husband to carry it to the table, but it still does the job wonderfully well!
These goody bags would be perfect as a classroom treat or for party favours at a birthday party (as seen on Vlijtig). I used pages from an old Milk magazine, cut out squares about 15×15 cm (6″x6″) and glued the outer ends together to make a tube. Then I sewed together one end, filled it with a mix of raisins and almonds, turned it 90 degrees and sewed together the other end. Presto! I left some thread at the ends, but you could also use zig zag scissors for an interesting twist.

xxx Esther


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Comments (15)

Courtney in London
October 24, 2010

Such a cute idea! And so easy. Another reason for me to get a sewing machine!!


Stephanie
October 25, 2010

Great idea!!


Stephanie
October 25, 2010

I was just thinking you could do something christmas themed and hang them on the tree…..


Esther in Amsterdam
October 25, 2010

Love that idea!!!!!


October 25, 2010

Love this idea, maybe the same principle could be used as a way to wrap presents?


realworldmama@gmail.com
October 26, 2010

cool! but is it safe to put food in magazine paper? I thought that glossy ink was not super healthy…


Esther in Amsterdam
October 27, 2010

Hi realworldmama,
If you’re concerned about this, you can always use plain paper for the same principle, or use wrapped candy or something.
xxx Esther


November 12, 2010

i like this idea a lot! Thanks for sharing…


René
November 12, 2010

What about using this for a Christmas Calendar? Make one bag for every day and fill it with whatever you want. Write the day on it and hang it up with a nice ribbon.
Cheers from Sweetzerland


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Brenda
October 21, 2011

how about wax or freezer paper?


Esther in Amsterdam
October 23, 2011

Yes, that’s what I thought too! You can still use magazines for around it.


Rosemary DeLeeuw Bolton
April 2, 2012

very very cute idea…. My heart skipped a beat when I saw just this little bit of your machine…. You DO have a Singer 316G
I have one also.

It is wonderful to see someone else with this amazing old machine.
Hey, let me know if you can find me a cover plate/throat plate, for the 316G. Mine needs to be replaced and I can NOT find anyone here in the US that has this spare part!. It is 173089

I love your blog! You are amazing -> heb een prachtige dag


Esther in Amsterdam
April 2, 2012

Hi Rosemary — Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never seen another one of those sewing machines. I inherited mine from my mum, who on her turn inherited it from my grandmother. I love it — it’s the best machine, nice and heavy, and cool looking I think! Sorry, I have no clue about spare parts — I should probably have mine serviced soon, I’ve never done that yet! If I do I’ll ask the people about spare parts.
Thanks for your comment and sweet words, en ook voor jou een fijne dag. xxx


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