Make a… gift bag
CUT your stitched aida, leaving a border of unstitched fabric around the design and a small seam allowance – leave more above the design than at the bottom or sides. Cut a rectangle of fabric for the back of the bag the same size as the front. Using pinking shears, trim the top edge of the aida and bag back.
PLACE the front and back of your bag right-sides together, and then sew around three sides, leaving the top edge open. Using your pinking shears, reduce and neaten the seam allowance. Turn the bag to the right side, and then tie up with a length of ribbon, with acorns attached to the ends.