Monday, January 23, 2012

How to make a Gift Bag

Since I made my friend a little wallet, I needed to wrap it in something cute.   I decided a little gift bag would be just the thing.   I cut a strip of fabric about 7 x 20, this will be enough for two bags.

 I folded the material in half so the bottom of the fold will be the bottom of the bag.  I then serged the sides. Regular straight stitch would works well too, but I wanted this to be quick and clean.
 I folded over the top to make a hem and straight stitched.
 I placed a ribbon about a 1/3 from the top and folded it in 1/2 to find the center and sewed it on with a straight stitch.
And now my gifts are ready to be delivered.  I love making bags, they can be reused and they are so cute.  This year for Christmas I made about two dozen bags in all shapes and sizes for our gifts.  My family loved it and we look forward to using them again next year.

Somewhat Simple

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