Cut the burlap to the appropriate size. For this project we cut our sheets to measure 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, but feel free to adjust the size depending on the size of the treat.
Add a hem
Put a 1/4” hem along one edge of your burlap. For a crisp hem, pin and iron the fold before sewing. The hemmed edge will become the opening of the bag.
Sew sides & bottom
Sew both sides and the bottom of the bag. Add support to the seam while preventing frays by sewing each stitch twice. Be sure that you are sewing your bag inside out, so seams won’t be visible on the finished product!
Turn right side out
Once all of your bags are stitched, turn them right side out and iron them flat.
Dab with acrylic paint
Use your acrylic paint and paint dabbers to embellish the sewn bags with polka dots. Don’t forget to insert cardboard into the treat bag to prevent bleeding. Paint each side individually, letting it dry completely before moving on.