Who wants an itty bitty stocking when you can have a great big Christmas DIY Santa Sack full of lovely loot? And when it and features none other than the adorable Olaf from Frozen… now you’re talking!
We’re so taken with the Frozen fabrics that we got to work right away to sew something magical from them. This DIY Santa Sack is unlined, and therefore so simple to make — perfect for a beginner sewer, but quick and fun for every skill level!
To make this Frozen Olaf DIY Santa Sack, you will need:
- 1 Disney Frozen Dancing Olaf Fabric Panel
- 0.75m Disney Frozen Olaf with Snowflakes fabric
- Spool of 15mm white ribbon
- Spool of blue sewing thread
1. Lay out the Olaf panel right side up on a large table. Place the Olaf with Snowflakes fabric piece right side down on top of the panel centrally. Take your time to get it aligned perfectly. Cut off the excess fabric on the panel so that the two pieces are the same size.
2. Pin the two fabric pieces together and sew along the left hand edge with 1cm seam allowance, so that the two pieces now become one unit.
3. Remove the pins and open out the fabric. Hem the top edge by folding over the top edge by 1cm to the wrong side all the way along both pieces of fabric and press the fold. Stitch along the fold to form a hem.
4. Fold the fabric in half again right sides together and pin. With a 1cm seam allowance, sew along the bottom and up the right-hand edge, stopping 5cm before the top of the bag. Reverse stitch to secure the stitching.
5. Press open the seam and fold back the seam allowance at the top of the bag where you have not stitched.
6. Sew down the folded seam allowance, starting from the top of one side down to just below the gap, across to the other side and back up to the top. There is a helpful picture tutorial for this technique here.
7. Fold the top of the bag over again to the wrong side by 2.5cm. Press and pin the fold all the way around the sack, ensuring that the edges of the drawstring channel align.
8. Sew along the edge of the fold all the way around the top of the bag to create the channel. Sew as close to the edge of the fold as possible.
9. Take the ribbon and attach a safety pin at one end. Use the pin to feed the ribbon through one end of the channel until it comes through the other side. Tie the ends of the ribbon in a knot and snip the ends on the bias to prevent fraying.