DIY Gift Bags November 17, 2022 21:59
Need a made to measure gift bag? Let me show you my favourite technique.
For this project you'll need some Fabric and a length of ribbon for the drawstring.
In the photos I am using a sweet festive fabric fat quarter and sparkly ribbon.
If you'd like to print these instructions checkout my Print at home PDF sewing pattern
The size of fabric you need depends on the gift you wish to give but we will be folding the fabric in half to make the two sides.
CUT a rectangle
FOLD up in half
PIN/NOTCH a gap on one or both sides approx 2"
SEW down each side leaving the gap between pins alone.
TOP TIP - Back stitch when starting all and ending all seams!
PRESS open seam allowances
FOLD top open edge inwards and down by approx 0.5cm
FOLD top edge again until the gap you left forms a neat opening
TOPSTITCH top folded edge all the way round
(TOP TIP - Take off the sewing arm on your machine if possible)
TURN your bag right way through
GRAB your ribbon tape
THREAD ribbon through the drawstring channel you just created
AND YOU ARE DONE!
Now FILL with lovely gifts
You can customise this pattern in SO MANY ways by changing the size, lining the bag or adding Applique lettering!