Growing up, there were a ton of Legos in our house. My brothers loved them and would play for hours and hours with them. Clean up tended to be a little bit harder though and so my mom made something like a large parachute with a cord going around it to make it easier to pick up and put away (and avoid stepping on the little pieces!). We don’t have as many quite yet but I figured now would be the perfect time to make one of these Drawstring Lego Bags to make my life easier!
Here are the blocks that Little Roper got for Christmas. I didn’t want to use up a huge chunk of fabric that I had paid a good amount for so I took one of the sheets I had found at a thrift store and used that for the large section. The nice thing about sheets is that after washing them, you’ve spent a fraction of the price of normal fabric and sometimes you can get some really cute patterns (I have some fun polka dot ones waiting for a project).
So I know it doesn’t look like it but I ironed this once before cutting it out. There are many ways to figure out the diameter of your circle but this was the easiest for me. I folded the fabric in half and found the middle, taking my flexible measuring tape and marking several points which would create a circle.
At first I just folded the edges and sewed them down to leave room to thread the cord through. It ended up being harder than I thought plus the cord wouldn’t have cinched up as easily like that. So I took some of my other fabric and made several rectangles, ironing the edges and making a crease in half. I sewed the short sides on their own to keep the fold down and then folded the piece and pinned it to the circle. Leaving room for the cord to go through, I sewed the bottom edge to the sheet.
Here’s Curious George who of course had to get right in the middle of the circle as I was trying to put the cord through the edges. Then he looked at me funny when I was taking the pictures. I love him!
What things have you recreated from your childhood?