How to make the Beads of Courage Bags

If you would like to make some Bead of courage bags and sent them into the studio we will make sure they are given to The Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. Directions on how to make the bag are below, if they don't make sense or you get stuck please get in touch and we can help. You can send all finished bags to the address below:
 

Sew Confident Ltd
Hidden Lane,
Mercat House,
19 Argyle Court
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

INSTRUCTIONS

Outer Fabric – Cut two pieces 23cm x 31cm
Lining Fabric - Cut two pieces 23cm x 31cm
Drawstring/ribbon – Cut 2 66cm pieces

Take your two outer pieces and with right sides together sew both long edges and one short edge with a 1cm seam allowance. Press seams open. Repeat this step with the lining pieces leaving a 4cm space in one of the side seams.

Place lining inside outer pieces with right sides together. Stitch around the top edge with a 1cm seam allowance.

Turn right side out through the hole in the lining and press. Close the hole in the lining with a topstitch.

Sew a row of stitching 5cm in from the top edge all the way round. Go back and forward at the side seams to strengthen them.

Sew another row of stitching 2cm below this, also going back and forward on the side seams to strengthen them.

Now unpick the outer side seam between the two rows of stitching to create a channel.

Take one of your pieces of drawstring and thread them through the front channel tie the ends in a knot. You might want to use a safety pin to help you. Do the same with the back channel.