When I was a kid we lived with our grandparents for a few years and there were lots and lots of old toys and games still around from my mom and her two brothers were kids. I loved playing with these toys as much as my modern 80's counter parts (fashion plates anyone?). However, it seems like there were always missing pieces rendering the games unplayable and the toys lacking a little in the fun department. What good is mousetrap without the trap? I like to think this is why I am so
muslin or cotton fabric
1/2 inch twill tape
paint or marker
scissors, thread, sewing machine and serger if you have one, definitely don't need one.
2) Now take the top of your fabric and fold it down leaving a little larger than a 1/2 gap for the twill tape. Once you know how far the fold needs to go, mark this with a pin on the side of your fabric.
3) Now put both pieces of fabric together (right sides together if there is a right side--muslin doesn't have a right side) and make sure those finished edges line up, now sew from the pin down just that one side. Now serge the other two sides together, or if you don't have a serger just fold over and press a seam then sew. Because these are some pretty basic little bags you don't really need to worry about having unfinished seams on the inside, but of course it always looks nicer.
4) Now you have a bag sewn together on 3 sides, except the very top of the first side, it's time to create a casing for the twill tape. So now fold over the top again leaving room for the twill tape (so a little larger than 1/2 inch) and press with an iron.
5+6) Sew around the casing. You should have an opening to insert your twill tape.
7) Cut a length of twill tape about twice the length of your bag + a few inches. If you attach a safety pin to the twill tape and push through the casing.
8) Then tie off and knot ends together.
So that's it!
These would be great to make right after Christmas and the new toy rush. Enjoy!