Felt Play Food: Burlap Potato Sack with Felt Potatoes (Free Pattern!!)
I bought a burlap remnant at JoAnn’s a few weeks ago. I’ve never worked with burlap before (did everyone just inhale sharply from disbelief?), but I thought I would hang onto it for the Fall. Nope, I had to make something out of it now. And I’m glad I did- this fun addition to my little one’s play kitchen came to be!
Burlap Potato Sack with Felt Potatoes
Skill Level: Beginner
Determine the size of your burlap sack. My completed sack is 11″ by 9″. Cut two pieces of burlap the size that you chose.
Set one piece aside. Take the remaining piece and lay it on heavy cardboard. Paint whatever words you want on the front of the sack. I used “NO 1”, to resemble an old burlap sack, but I also put “NC Potatoes” on mine, just to be silly with the little one. “Idaho Potatoes” would probably be a more accurate bag, if that’s what you’ve going for. The beauty of handmade is that you can completely make it your own. I made stencils from my Cricut and vinyl to paint the letters.
Let the letters dry.
Turn under the top edge of both burlap pieces. Using a zig zag stitch, sew in place with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Place the two burlap pieces together and pin. Using a zig zag stitch, sew in place with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Be sure not to get in the way of your painted words (an oopsie on my part…).
Turn the bag right side out and top stitch around the sides.
I tried to add potato eyes with embroidery thread and french knots, but they looked like strange things my little one would pull out of her nose (hey, just being honest!), so I skipped them and just left the potatoes plain.
Place the pieces right sides together and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance, leaving a 2″ opening on one side for turning.
Turn the potato right side out. Stuff with fiberfill. Slipstich closed.