Hey there, I’m back with another matzah craft! This time, I’m sharing how I made the easiest (and prettiest!) afikomen bag in the world using a kitchen towel. Yep, you heard!
It’s as easy as buying a cute fringed, tasseled, or pom pom trimmed kitchen towel and using a fusible bonding web to “stitch” it all together. Or hot glue, it that’s your jam. Just note that I have no idea if you can machine wash hot glue. I do know that you can hand wash the fusing tape though. Up to you!
Fold the towel in half hamburger style with the good side facing inward.
Then pull the top half down about 6 inches or so to create the flap.
Cut the towel from the fold at the bottom to the top of then flap in a straight line a couple of inches from each side so there are no stitches hems on either side. My bag measures about 8 inches wide.
Measure out 2 pieces of fusing web to adhere the sides together (not including the flap).
Place the fusing web between the edges of the fabric layers. Cover the fabric with a damp, white cotton cloth and press with steam for 30 seconds at a time until the web bonds the fabric together. Repeat on the other side.
Turn the bag right side out and press the bag again to ensure the seams are sealed.
Hem the sides of the flap by folding in the sides 1/4 inch and pressing, then using fusible bonding tape to glue the fold in place.