So behold, a tutorial for you! It is really SO straightforward and took less than an hour, including the cover. And now you've got some instructions and no baby brain, I expect it will take you even less time.
Not Wheat But Linseed Instead Bag Tutorial
YOU WILL NEED:1 x 24inch x 13inch rectangle of calico
Approx 2kg linseeds
Your noble steed (sewing machine)
Your best sewing friend (my iron)
A fabric marker
Cup of tea
WHAT TO DO:
- Fold your rectangle in half longways, so you've got a rectangle that's 12inch x 13inch. Stitch around the two short sides with a 1/4inch seam allowance, and stitch the top 2/3 closed.
- Are you feeling pedantic? Trim corners and turn inside out. Not pedantic? Just turn it inside out.
- Give it a light press with your iron.
- Measure up and divide your sewn rectangle into thirds. I realised I'm crap at dividing inches into thirds, and went with the 'near enough' theory.
- Have a bite of brownie and a sip of tea.
- Sew 2/3 along your first line.
- Using a jug/funnel/SOME directional implement and preferably OVER a bowl, pour 2 cups of linseed into your bag. Jiggle it around to make it stay in the channel. It should look a bit like this.
- Push all the linseed to the bottom of the channel and finish sewing the line across.
- Sew the next line 2/3 across and fill and sew in the same fashion.
- When you reach your last channel, fill in carefully and sew the edge closed, ensuring that you fold the seams in as you sew. I promise you I trimmed the threads after I took this photo.
- Finish your tea and enjoy your brownie!
The CoverMillie was still asleep so I decided to make a cover for the Not Wheat But Linseed Bag.
Here's where I clearly didn't imbibe enough chocolate brownies to be entirely accurate, nor did I take any notes. I am now 35.5 weeks pregnant and it is almost a week later than when I made this and took the photos, so bear with me. Do as I say, not as photos say I did.
YOU WILL NEED1 piece of fabric 15.5inches x 12 inches
1 piece of fabric 22 inches x 12 inches
Another cup of tea
WHAT TO DO
- Overlock one of the shorter edges of both your pieces.
- On both pieces, fold over your overlocked piece and finish the seams. Alternatively you can do a rolled seam here for a neat finish.
- Fold the finished seam edge of the 15.5inch x 12 inch piece over 6 inches to create a 'pocket'.
- Place both pieces right sides together, so your 'pocket' piece is facing up.
- Sew around using a 1/4 inch allowance.
- Overlock/zigzag seams and trim threads.
- Heat your Not Wheat But Linseed Bag up and pop it in the case.
- More brownie.
- More tea.