Felt Twitter Bags

7/365 Craftiness

I’m back from New York and somehow I didn’t make it to a single craft store.  I know, shame on me!  I stayed busy and had a great time, so I won’t feel too badly about it.

A few days before my trip I realized I wanted to make a little gift for my roomies and a few other friends.  These little Twitter bags are quick, easy to make and didn’t take up much space in my suitcase — all vitally important when you’re pressed for time.  I used the same stencil I’d made for the personalized Twitter tote bags to trace the birds and branches on leftover pieces of felt.  The bags themselves are just a full sheet of felt cut in half, and the little leaves were just to add a spot of color.  I meant for all of the bags to close with Velcro, but halfway through assembly my sticky side Velcro wandered off.  (I suspect it hitched a ride on a friend’s jacket.  Velcro’s sneaky like that.)  The remaining bags ended up with a button closure.  Note to self: add snaps to craft stash.

Nearly everyone who got a bag asked me what it was for – and I had no idea.  I hope they’ll tell me how they end up using their bags!