A few years ago, I decided to make some fabric gift bags to use for our family gift-giving. This is a very simple project, which is perfect for beginner sewers. In fact, it look just about as much time to SEW the gift bag as it would to wrap up a box in wrapping paper.
I used some old Christmas PJ pants (just cut off the legs and then seamed the bottom) and some Christmas-print fabric that I’d been waiting to use on something special. Then, I just tied off the top with a beautiful satin or wired-edge ribbon.
After the unwrapping is done on Christmas morning, I just roll up the ribbon, put in the bag, fold up the bag and pack them away for next year.
- Christmas-print yardage
- Holiday PJ castoffs
- Sewing machine and white thread
- Ribbon for tying off the top
- Cut two pieces and put right sides (printed sides) together. Sew on the three sides. Think: pillowcase.
- Trim the bottom two corners. This will create pointed corners when you turn it right-side out.
- Turn it right-side out. You can finish the top edge by hemming it or just leave it raw. It looks cute either way.
- Drop in your gift and tie the bow.
- Give it to someone you love.