This year, our family Christmas Countdown will include these little numbered bags quickly made from bleached drop cloth, and grain sack stamped using my rolling pin and some elastic.

My husband made this fun, quirky ladder from a tree that was tearing up concrete in our yard and had to come down.  I absolutely love it.

SUPPLIES: - Fabric for bags - Fabric Ink Pad - Rolling Pin - Elastic/rubber bands of varying widths - Number Stamps - Bakers Twine - PDF Downloadable pattern

INSTRUCTIONS: With my fabric folded, I cut out 25 bag shapes from my pattern.  Essentially, 50 pieces all together.

I quickly did a stitch 1/4 inch away from the top flat edge on all the pieces.  I just fed one into my machine after the other and ended up with a really long train.

Then I grabbed 2 pieces and with right sides together and using 1/4 inch seam allowance, I sewed them together along the curve, leaving the top flat edge open.

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