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How to Make the Traditional Style No-Sew Magickal Bag for Success

Success Conjuring Bag by Silver RavenWolf

Traditional Red Conjuring Bag — No Sew for Success
by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2012

Success begins in the mind.  The construction of a ritual bag such as this one encourages you to think thoughts of success and accomplishment while “doing something right now” rather than waiting and worrying if success will ever find you.  Conjuring bags are a wonderful way to set your mind and thoughts on the right path for super success.

This no-sew mojo bag follows today’s traditional style of small, opaque red bag with drawstring.  The bag takes longer to make than the ones previously shown.  I spent about a half an hour constructing mine.  As with the other instructions Step One is the same.  Gather all your supplies together.  Sprinkle them with holy water.  Bless all supplies and tools in the name of your deity.  Charge all items in your own words (with clear intent) with what you wish to accomplish.  Before you begin, check that rhythm and remember to keep, hold on to and accelerate those feelings of excitement and happiness associated with the creation and ultimate outcome of the project.

Please note that you can use a 1/2 inch seam or a 1/4 inch seam allowance in this project.  A 1/2 inch seam creates bulkier seams, which you may not desire in a small bag.  You can even narrow this to 1/8 inch.

Here are the Supplies I Used:

7×6 inch piece of red cloth (you can make a larger bag if you like)
Seam Guide (for quickly measuring the seams)
Red Ribbon
Steam Iron
Double-Sided Fuse A Seam tape
Safety Pin (to draw ribbon through drawstring pocket)
Holy Water or Perfume
Wire Wrapped and Beaded Ginger Root (the More Power root)
Nutmeg (General Good Fortune)
Citrine Gemstone — for long lasting, golden success
Red Jasper Gemstone – for increased power
Large Bay Leaf (use this as your petition and write your success desire directly on the leaf — add empowering runes or other magickal symbols if you like.)
Embellishments (appliqué, beads, cloth circles)
One match (no kidding)

When to Make This Charm Bag:  Depends on what the bag is for.  General success is the New or Building Moon, when the Moon is well aspected, your natal chart is well aspected, on a Sunday, Thursday or Friday, at Dawn or Noon, or even on Tuesday (Mars Day for action).  You choose!  If the bag will be used to play the lottery or gambling in general, you may wish to add an alligator foot lucky charm.

In the first three parts of this article I gave you complete step-by-step instructions for creating various mojo/conjuring bags.  I began this bag at dawn, offering all supplies to the rising sun after the cleansing and empowerment process.  Then I wrapped the charms and herbal supplies in a piece of black cloth until I was ready to add them to the bag.

When to Make This Charm Bag:  Depends on what the bag is for.  General success is the New or Building Moon, when the Moon is well aspected, your natal chart is well aspected, on a Sunday, Thursday or Friday, at Dawn or Noon, or even on Tuesday (Mars Day for action).  You choose!

Follow the pictures below to create your traditional mojo bag.  I started with a 7inch by 6 inch piece of red cloth.  You can change the dimensions to suit your needs.

Step One.  Using a steam iron fold all four edges 1/4 inch and steam press. (See the picture below.)

Step Two.  To make the sleeve for the drawstring, affix Steam-A-Seam fusible tape to one of the six-inch edges.  Fold over and steam press.  The sleeve for the drawstring is now completed. (See photo.)

Step Three.  On the right side of the material, affix fusible tape from center of bag bottom to end; and from right below the drawstring sleeve to bottom.  (See picture.)

Step Four.  Fold bag in center (right sides facing each other) and press.  Clip bottom edges to keep the seams from being too bulky.

Step Five.  Turn bag right side out.  Use a bamboo skewer or pencil to encourage nice, crisp points (don’t poke too hard).  Press bag.

Step Six.  Attach safety pin to one end of ribbon and gently push closed pin and ribbon through the draw string sleeve.

Step Seven.  Add embellishments to outside of bag.

Step Eight.  At noon (as this is a success bag) I placed all herbs, charms, etc., into the bag, then empowered the entire bag outdoors over a ritual bonfire, offering the bag to the four quarters. You can use any charm or chant you like to empower the bag.While the bag is still open, strike a match, insert in the bag and quickly smash the bag shut.  Okay, so this takes a little practice; but you can do it.  This is a way to “put fire in the bag”.  You  must be very careful not to burn yourself or the contents of the bag, which is why you have to be fast, fast, fast!  The lit match is the last item that should go in the bag, then tie it tightly shut.  I also sprayed the bag with my own Activation Elixir (the subject of the next How-To article.)

With your bag finished, you can use it in any success working!  To make the bag your own, add a lock of your hair (if the bag is for yourself).  Feel free to add additional herbs or charms as your instinct guides you.  As a general rule, your bag should be re-activated every thirty days.

Four bags — four no sew ideas for magickal fun, enjoyment and accomplishment!  As with all my blog articles, if you wish to add information or ideas, please feel free to comment.  Take a picture of your own magickal mojo bags and post them on my author page for everyone to enjoy.  Thank you so much!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace within.

So be it.


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How To Make No-Sew Conjuring or Mojo Bags — Part Three The Good Fortune Pin Packet

Silver RavenWolf Pin PacketHow To Make No-Sew Conjuring or MoJo Bags Part Three
A Four Part Series of Creative Magick
The Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

by Silver RavenWolf
copyright 2012

The Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

I often prefer working for Good Fortune and Luck rather than money because the word “money” carries such negative feelings and connotations  in these difficult times.  Good Fortune, however, is just what it says, and opens your door to endless possibilities of joy, laughter, stability and more.  This project can be worn as jewelry, and uses a Braucherei Pin (see earlier article) to affix the packet to clothing (or where ever you desire).  Just as with the other projects in this series, before you begin, think about the positive feeling of Good Fortune and tap out the rhythm/sound pattern.  The picture below shows the supplies used.

Silver RavenWolf supplies Good Fortune

Supplies for Good Fortune Lucky Pin Packet

Green Cloth (you can choose a different color if you like)
Yellow Cloth (for appliqué circle — this circle represents the field of magick)
Green Clover Appliqué (again, you can choose a different design if you like)
Steam Iron
Sizzix Machine (to make the circle — this is optional and just an idea)
Double-sided Fusible Webbing
Double-sided Fusible Seam Tape
Brown Paper
Holy Water or, in this example, I used Florida Water
Dried Herbs and Roots — Chamomile (Success); Lucky Hand Root (Success, Good Fortune, Luck); Devil’s Shoestring (to trip up de Devil of debt); Oak Moss (protection and holding on to the good fortune you have — also a blending herb); Allspice (an attraction vehicle).
Embellishments — I used glittering studs with the Bedazzle machine, but you can use anything that sparkles (to encourage lighting up good fortune) including glitter glue, powdered glitter, sequins, shiny beads, etc.)

The basic design of the Good Fortune Lucky Pin is that of a small, cloth envelope.  In the picture below, I’ve used a 4×4 inch piece of green cloth, although you can use any size you like.


As with the other projects, a steam iron helps to speed the process along and keep the folds nice and crisp.

Step One.  Gather all your supplies together.  Sprinkle them with blessed Florida Water.  (You can make your own Florida Water or purchase a small bottle on the net — price runs about three dollars for a small bottle, six to seven for a larger one).  Bless your supplies in the name of your deity.  Charge all objects in your own words (with clear intent) with what you wish to accomplish.  Instruct the objects to work together for the purpose you have given.  I often run the palm of my right hand over all the objects in a circular fashion, imagining the energy of the objects blending in a colorful mass that changes to pure, white light.

Step Two:  Prepare your petition and herbs. I ground the herbs only enough to mix them, as I didn’t want any powder falling out of the finished pin.  As I mixed them in the clear bowl, I simply chanted “good fortune” and imagined whomever might own the pin be happy and smiling, filled with joy.  For the petition, I cut a circle out of a brown paper bag, then wrote Lady Bried’s chant in a circle —

Gold and Silver
Coins Galore
All are coming to my door!

Then I added the Wyn Rune in the center.  The petition is finished with the drawing of three equal-armed crosses on the bottom to seal the charm.  You can add glitter to the petition, if you like, or select a different chant and other success runes or bindrunes.

Step Three — Add embellishments to the front of the green envelope (side opposite the flap).

I had fun visiting several craft and sewing stores looking for just the right embellishments for the pin I wanted to make.  In the example, I found a clover appliqué for the focal point and added a yellow cloth circle and affixed glittering studs with a Bedazzle machine.  To get the perfect cloth circle I actually used a Sizzix machine (normally used for paper crafts), as shown in the pictures below.  To apply the yellow cloth circle to the green cloth, I used double-sided fusible webbing.  I ran the webbing through the Sizzix machine, too, so that my yellow circle and the webbing would match.  All I had to do then, was steam press the circle to the green cloth.  Takes seconds!

As a note, Sizzix has several cutting templates that might fit your magickal mojo needs, including a small envelope type, as shown in the picture below.  Sewing stores actually sell a similar machine for cutting cloth for quilt pieces and other sewing projects.

Step Four:  Stuff the pin with the  herbs, paper charm and a small amount of batting.

After adding the herbs and paper charm, I used a little batting to make the pin puffy so it would look more like an eye-appealing ornament that could be worn anywhere.  To close the envelope flap and keep the herbs and batting inside where they belong, I used a little fusible webbing double-sided seam tape.

Step Five:  To finish off the pin, and provide the pin itself so that you can affix your pin packet to clothing, I used one of my Braucherei empowered pins (see earlier article).

Silver RavenWolf Good Fortune Pin Packet

Step Six:  The last, and final stage of this pin project is your magickal empowerment process, where you clearly state what you want, raise the energy around the pin, blow your breath across the top of the pin three times, then seal the working by drawing three equal-armed crosses in the air over the pin.  Your project is now ready for any additional spellwork or ritual you desire!

If you don’t like the way I empowered this pin, you are certainly free to use your own techniques.

Project Length:  If you make only the pin packet — five to ten minutes after gathering supplies.  If you also make the Braucherei Pin — fifteen to twenty minutes total.

When To Make This Charm:  On a New Moon, during the First Quarter Moon, on a Sunday (Success), Thursday (Jupiter Day), or Friday (Venus Day).  In the planetary hours of the Sun, Venus, or Jupiter.

As an experiment, I used this Lucky Pin Packet in combination with a lottery spell.  I won a very modest sum and bought gifts for acquaintances in the service industry that often help me.  This project is great for a coven craft night as it doesn’t take long to design.  I understand that since I started writing these How-To articles, many folks are getting together to have their own Witches Night Out with their friends, and making various craft projects.  Very cool!

Join me for the next installment in this series — The Success Bag!

Peace with the Gods
Peace with Nature
Peace Within.

So be it.