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Harry has been invited to a 5th Birthday Pirate Party.  To say he’s a bit excited is an understatement!  I asked the boys Mother what he would like for his birthday and she suggested a colouring in book and some felts.  Which I think are great gifts and I will try and find him a pirate colouring in book soon.  But knowing I had some pirate fabric left over from my Reversible Celebration Bunting, I just couldn’t resist making something too!

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So I decided that every little pirate needed a pirate drawstring bag to keep all his treasure safe, and what’s better than chocolate treasure! It really is a very simple bag sewn out of a recangle of fabric.  Mine was 8” (20cm) x 10.5” (26.5cm) but really anything goes!

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I just folded my rectangle double with the right sides facing each other, and overlocked the sides together.  You can just as easily sew these and zigzag the raw edges to prevent fraying.

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I then overlocked the top edge again zigzag is fine too.  Then fold over the top 1” (2.5cm) and sew in place, leaving a 1” (2.5cm) gap for the drawstring.  Remember to reverse a few stitches at the start and finish to prevent it coming undone.

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Thread through your drawstring using a safety pin.  I happened to have a piece of drawstring lying around but a shoe lace works brilliantly too!  Tie the ends in a knot as in the photo above.  And there you have it a pirate drawsting treasure bag!

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But I had a little more fabric left over and couldn’t resist a Triangle Folding Pouch too!  I used more chocolate coins for the photos but while I’m looking for a colouring in book I think I might need to find some precious gem stones too!

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Well my little pirate was feeling a little left out and decided he needed a headband made out of the other pirate fabric I had!

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Again super simple, one long rectangle folded double, sewn down the side turned around the right way and the ends folded in.  Then all that is left to do is topstitch right the way around to prevent it twisting and close up the ends.  If you want more details it is very similair to the Tote Style Handbag straps!

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Here is Harry’s best pirate face!

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Home made presents for a 5 year old boy ready to go.  I hope he likes them!

Do you have any go to sewn/home made gift ideas?