By Noreen Doll.
This gift bag is small, but the nice thing about making gift bags with fabric is that they can be made any size.
And what goes in the bags can be all sizes and shapes. In fact, fabric gift bags are perfect for wrapping gifts that are difficult to wrap.
The stitching can be done by hand or by machine, and all it involves is straight seams to close the sides and bottom.
The top of the bag can be finished with pinking shears so it doesn’t need to be sewn. Or you can sew a casing and put a drawstring in.
Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
Ribbon or Twine
How to Make an Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag.
1. Decide how big you want your gift bag to be. You will need double that amount of fabric.
2. Fold the fabric in half.
Use the fold of the fabric for one side of the bag.
3. With right sides together stitch down the open side and across the bottom. Backstitch at each end.
4. Turn the bag right side out and lay flat, lining up the top edges.
5. Use pinking shears (or zigzag scissors) to cut evenly across the top to keep the edge from fraying.
To use a fabric gift bag, place your gift in the bag and gather it a couple of inches down from the top.
Tie a ribbon around where you’ve gathered it, and make a bow.
You can make any size you need.
Other materials you can use to make the bag are sheets, tablecloths, or even an opaque shower curtain.
Also look in the thrift store for garments or fabrics that will work.
For a child you could tie the bag shut with a jump rope.
You can put the fold of the bag on the bottom if it will make a better shape for your gift. Then just stitch up the sides.
© Noreen Doll
such a cute idea to use up those extra pieces of fabric we have left over!!
I love fabric bags and this one is adorable. Thanks for the instructions…
Amberly Steele says
These are so great! I have no idea how to sew, but this is something I might actually be able to pull off! Thanks so much!
Lovely cute and simple bag!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Very cute idea – love the fabric.
Linda @ A La Carte says
I love these little gift bags and have many that I use at Christmas. Thanks for sharing the ‘how too’ with us at TTF!
Thank you for sharing! My daughter is learning how to sew and this looks like a fairly easy project for her to do.
I found your post on Teach Beside Me’s Share it Saturday.
I love making and using fabric gift bags. The pepper fabric you choose is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Vickie Horsfall says
Very cute bag. I love making them in Christmas fabrics too. Thanks for sharing this on Sew Many Ways…a great place to discover new bloggers. ~ Vickie
PJ @ Planned in Pencil says
I tried making cloth gift bags last year, but the pattern I followed had about 100 steps. Thanks for sharing this simplified version at the Pinworthy Projecy Party!
Thanks for visiting Craft Frenzy Friday last week. I love what you have created. It won’t be a party without you!
Sugar Aunts says
What a fun idea. We’re featuring your post on Share It Saturday this week over at Sugar Aunts. Thanks for linking up!
Pam @Threading My Way says
I love giving gifts in reusable fabric bags. Fabulous tutorial.