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Fabric Cone Tutorial

Fabric Cone Tutorial

This month I’m taking part in the Craftroom Destash Challenge hosted by C’mon Get Crafty.
Goodness knows I have more than enough fabric and craft supplies to choose from!
And since Valentine’s is coming up in less than a month, I started by pulling these fabrics from my stash.
Lots of fabric to choose from

Once I had what fabrics to use sorted, I needed an idea for what to make with them. I wanted to be able to share a tutorial for something that was cute, small and quick to sew.

I thought back to some of the fun paper crafts we used to make for Valentine’s when we were kids to see if there was one that I could translate into fabric.

These fabric cones fit the bill perfectly!

They can be made as plain or as fancy as you like.

Do you have bits and pieces of edging lace, cording or fringe that you’ve been saving because you can’t bear to throw it out?

Get them out and have fun embellishing fabric cones to fill with treats for everyone you want to give a small gift to this Valentine’s Day.

And you don’t even have to use Valentine’s fabrics. They can be personalized to the tastes of whoever you’re giving them to.

If you’re a mom with young children, they’d make awesome little treat containers for a Valentine’s party favor.

And what teacher wouldn’t love to receive one of these filled with her favorite candy. Let her know that you won’t mind if she re-gifts the cone after she’s eaten the candy.

Maybe you have a group who meet regularly to sew, quilt or craft. I’ll bet the ladies would each love to receive one of these filled with candy… or since we’re destashing… some small craft supplies!

Whether you’re just learning to sew or more advanced these fabric cones are a fun, easy project to spend some quality time at your sewing machine making.

Let’s get started!

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How to Make Fabric Cones

Materials Needed:

Fabric for outside of cone (large scraps if you have them) approximately 7 inches square

Fabric for the lining (again larges scraps will do) same size as for the outside

Pellon 808 interfacing

Pellon Featherweight Interfacing

Thread

7Β½” Baby Ricrac or ribbon for the handle

Optional: 9Β½” Eyelet lace, lace or trimmings of your choice

Instructions:

Download, print and cut out the fabric cone pattern. Make sure to have your printer set to print at 100% or no scaling.

Use the pattern template to cut one from whatever fabric you chose for the outside of the cone. Cut one from the lining.

Cut one each of the heavy weight interfacing and the light weight interfacing.

Quick tip: If you’re going to be making a lot of fabric cones, make a template of the pattern from plastic or cardboard and then trace the shape on to the fabric before cutting out. That will eliminate the need to pin the paper pattern to the fabric .

2. Cut out outer, lining and interfacing

To reduce bulk in the seam allowance, trim 1/8″ off interfacing all the way around.


Trim eight of an inch off interfacing all the way aroundPlace the heavy interfacing on wrong side of the outer fabric and the light weight interfacing on the wrong side of the lining fabric.

Place interfacing on wrong side of fabric

Fuse the interfacing in place.

I like to place a sheet of parchment paper over whatever I’m fusing to prevent any of the adhesive from getting stuck to my iron.

Fuse the interfacing in place

Next, pin the ricrac handle in place at the dots indicated on the pattern.

Pin the ricrac handle in place

Baste the handle in place using a long stitch on the machine.

If I’m adding an edging, I like to start the basting stitch at the edge of the fabric and then sew all the way across the top curve so that I can use that basting line as a guide when placing the edging.

Baste handle using a long stitch on the machine

Fold the end of eyelet trim or lace over twice and pin along the curved edge of the cone. Do this on each end.

Make sure to place the trim in at least 3/8″ from the long straight on either side to make sure it doesn’t get caught in the seam allowance when you sew the cone together.

Fold end of eyelet trim over twice, pin

Baste the eyelet trim in place.

Baste the eyelet trim in place

Note: If you want the trim to stand up… the photo below shows the wrong way to position the trim!

Wrong way to position the trim

I spent some quality time with my seam ripper after that mistake!

However, if you want the trim to lay down, pin it in place like this and baste.

Pin gathered eyelet trim in place

Then pin the ricrac handle over the gathered red eyelet trim or whatever trim you’re using.

Pin ricrac handle over the gather red eyelet trim

Pin the lining to outer piece; right sides together

Pin lining to outer piece right sides together

Sew along the curved edge using a ΒΌ” seam allowance. Backstitch at both the beginning and end of the seam.

Sew along the curved edge using quarter inch seam allowance

Fold the cones in half and sew together as shown in the photo below.

Sew cones together as shown

To reduce bulk at the top of the cone, nest the seams. Pin one seam allowance in one direction and the other in the opposite direction.

Nest the seams to reduce bulk

Here’s another quick tip… sew the lining piece with an almost 3/8″ seam allowance starting at the bottom of the cone and then gradually decrease to a 1/4″ seam allowance as you approach the top of the cone.

Make sure to leave an opening of at least 2″ in the lining seam for turning. To do this… begin your seam at the bottom of the lining (the pointed end,) sew for about an 1Β½”. Backstitch.

Start sewing again about 2″ further along. Remember to backstitch again. Continue to sew until you get to the point of the outer cone. Backstitch.

Almost three eighths inch seam allowance

Quarter inch seam allowance at the top of the cones:

Quarter inch seam allowance at curved seam

Quarter inch seam allowance on outer cone.

By doing this, you’re making the lining ever so slightly smaller than the outer cone so that it will fit smoothly and snugly when pushed inside.

Quarter inch seam allowance on outer cone

Clip the corners diagonally.

Clip corner diagonally

Finger press the seams open.

Finger press the seams open

Turn the whole thing right side out through the opening.

Sew the opening closed using a ladder stitch.

Sew opening closed using a ladder stitch

You’ll have something that looks like this:

Turn right side out

Push the lining fabric down inside the outer cone.

And there you have it… a cute little fabric cone ready to add treats.

Finished fabric cone ready to add treats

Now let’s fill those fabric cones with some treats!

Fabric cones with cadbary heart and chocolate suckers

Add the chocolate sucker to the fabric cone. Fill in with the chocolate hearts so the sucker stands up straight.
Fabric cones filled with Cadbury hearts and chocolate suckers Here’s another cute option to fill the cones!Fabric cones with Lindt Valentine's chocolate

Fabric cones filled with Lindt candy

 

If you’re wanting to make an extra special Fabric Cone, I’ve created an Embroidered Version with a Redwork Floral Heart. The pattern for the embroidery is February’s free embroidery pattern.

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And of course, I’d love it if you shared it on Twitter and Facebook. πŸ™‚

Fabric Valentine's Treat Cone Tutorial

50 Comments

  • mary
    January 15, 2018 11:23 am

    Those are so cute and could be used for any occasion.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 15, 2018 12:12 pm

      Thank you Mary! And yes… they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays and dare I even say it… Christmas. πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    January 15, 2018 1:54 pm

    Great idea Sue and a good tutorial – as usual. Thank you. πŸ™‚

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 9:49 pm

      Thanks you so much Kate! What a sweet compliment!

  • Linda
    January 15, 2018 2:16 pm

    I have a circle ruler that requires the fabric to be folded into quarters and makes different sizes up to 8 inches. I’ll bet that can be used instead of the template to get quarter circles. I will try it and let you know.
    Also could you do this tutorial as a pdf download. I’d like to try it with my 4-H group.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 9:52 pm

      Hello Linda,

      Please do let me know if that circle ruler works. I might have to see about buying one as I plan to make several more of these.

      I had been planning to do a pdf of this tutorial but ran out of time before the challenge deadline. I’ll see if I can get that done soon. πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    January 15, 2018 3:24 pm

    They would make good tree decorations, too!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 9:56 pm

      Yes, they would Rachel. In fact, I’m hoping to make a bunch to hang on the tree this year. I’m going to check thrift stores and see if I can find a larger variety of trims to use.

  • Diana
    January 15, 2018 3:46 pm

    These are really cute! Thank you

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 9:57 pm

      Thanks so much Diana!

  • Donna @ Modern on Monticello
    January 15, 2018 3:51 pm

    These are so cute and creative. I want to come see your fabric stash because it looks impressive just from the red and pink swatches! Thanks for sharing. V

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Donna!

      And if you did, I’d probably send you home with some of it. My stash is getting out of hand so I need to start shopping my stash and get it used up. πŸ™‚

  • Mary Anne
    January 15, 2018 5:37 pm

    These would be cute to make for little surprises to hang on people’s doors wouldn’t they.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:04 pm

      I was thinking that too Mary Anne!

  • Dione
    January 15, 2018 6:58 pm

    I like these very much! They are the reusable versions of the paper cones my Danish friends put on their Christmas tree. And the tip on how to make the lining smaller than the outside is very helpful, thank you.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:06 pm

      Thank you Dione! I’m glad you found the tip helpful. πŸ™‚ I do that will everything that requires a lining.

  • Florence
    January 15, 2018 7:18 pm

    Those would make such sweet love and appreciation gifts! Love your suggestions at the beginning as to who you could give these to. Who wouldn’t love a cheerful gift like this with a bit of candy? I sure would! Thanks for the detailed tutorial too. I would be the one that would definitely need it.
    Florence visiting from The Blog Hop

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:08 pm

      Hello Florence,

      Thanks so much for stopping by for the blog hop. And for your sweet comment too. If you do make one, feel free to email me if you need any help or suggestions. πŸ™‚

  • Debrashoppeno5
    January 15, 2018 8:00 pm

    This is an adorable idea. I can see making these for all kinds of occasions.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:10 pm

      Thank you Debra! They would be lovely little gifts for all kinds of occasions, wouldn’t they.

  • Renee
    January 15, 2018 10:24 pm

    These are darling! Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much Renee!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    January 16, 2018 2:56 am

    A lovely idea that uses up fabric scraps that is definitely a win win!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:12 pm

      Thank you Fiona! Yes, they’re a great way to use up scraps of fabric and trim.

  • Habiba
    January 16, 2018 4:13 am

    They are super cool and I sure would love to receive one. The chocolate would be the cherry on top, lol. I haven’t used my sewing machine in ages…maybe I need to go find it this weekend.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:15 pm

      Thanks so much Habiba! If you do make some and post about them somewhere on social media, please be sure to tag me so I can come see. πŸ™‚

  • Lydia from Life Beyond the Kitchen
    January 16, 2018 6:23 am

    What a pretty project and a great way to use up all the bits of this and that in your stash. Someone mentioned it as a youth project and I agree it’s an opportunity to learn a lot of sewing skills.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:16 pm

      Thanks so much Lydia! I agree, it would be a great youth project.

  • Marie
    January 16, 2018 10:02 am

    These are so adorable, what a great idea! I love these for Valentine’s Day but your tutorial would work for any season|holiday. Pinned

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:19 pm

      Thank you Marie! There are soooo many different occasions that they could be made for. And thanks so much for pinning!

  • Stephanie
    January 16, 2018 10:48 am

    Loved the way you explained fabric cone making. My daughter will like this craft, so I am forwarding this tutorial to her. I look forward to reading such inspirational crafts tutorials!
    -Stephanie

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 17, 2018 10:22 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! I hope your daughter likes it and makes some.

  • Michelle James
    January 18, 2018 11:34 am

    These fabric Valentine’s Day cones are so cute!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle!

  • Joy McDonald
    January 18, 2018 12:26 pm

    How cute are they! I am going to send the link to my nieces, they would love to make some! xx

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Joy! I hope they do love making them.

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    January 19, 2018 12:27 pm

    Very cute! I can see little girls loving these, esp. to hold all their trinkets long after Valentine’s Day. Visiting from Sweet Inspiration party.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much, Victoria for stopping by! I think you’re right… I think little girls would love these to hold little trinkets in after Valentine’s Day.

  • Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
    January 19, 2018 4:42 pm

    Oh aren’t they sweet – what a clever idea πŸ™‚

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:37 pm

      Thank you Carie! I had such fun making this tutorial.

  • Megan
    January 19, 2018 9:54 pm

    What a fun way to deliver Valentines!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:38 pm

      Thank you Megan! I think so too. πŸ™‚

  • Michele Michael
    January 21, 2018 7:47 am

    Now I am inspired to use up my Valentine’s Day fabrics. Thx

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:45 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that Michele!

  • Beverly
    January 21, 2018 3:52 pm

    These Valentine’s cones are so cute! I love them. Pinning to my Valentine’s Board. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:49 pm

      Thanks sooo much Beverly for your sweet comment and for pinning!

  • Charlene Asay
    January 23, 2018 3:03 pm

    These are such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:50 pm

      Thank you Charlene! You are so very welcome. πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    January 25, 2018 9:29 pm

    This is a really cute idea, and so much more creative than a paper gift bag! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your treat cones at our upcoming party. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      January 28, 2018 1:52 pm

      Thank you sooo much Emily! How kind and sweet of you to feature my Fabric Cone Tutorial!

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