A Simple Gift Bag

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. May it bring you much time for crafting.

Here is the wee tutorial I was planning before Christmas- however I’m sure you will have plenty of gifts to wrap in the coming months.

Select your fabric. Size and width not important- make sure it will fit your gift when finished. It pays not to go too long and skinny. This one is about 6×6 inches. You also need a piece of ribbon about twice as long as the width of the fabric.

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Iron the fabric well and fold lengthways with the right sides together. Iron the piece of ribbon in half and put in the side seam on the bag about 3cm down from the top. (You can just see it peeking out.)

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Starting at the top of the bag sitch down the open side and across the bottom. Clip corners and turn inside out. Hem the top of the bag.

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Put your wee gifty inside and tie up the ribbon. It should scrunch up all nice like this with no extra effort required on your part.

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Obviously you could use two pieces of fabric, fold your fabric lengthways, hem the top first- the possibilities are endless, and they take less than 5 minutes to make!

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5 Responses to “A Simple Gift Bag”


  1. 1 nuttnbunny January 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    sweet! I should make one for all the goodies I’ve accumulated for you! 🙂 Hopefully to the post this week.

  2. 2 Louise January 8, 2008 at 10:56 am

    You are so clever – sewing the ribbon into the side seam is a great idea! Much easier than a draw-string. And it’s reusable, so eco-friendly as well! I have a few birthdays coming up and have run out of paper so I might use this idea.

  3. 3 Louise January 8, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I have just been to nuttnbunny’s blog and had to come back and say how much I love the package you sent her. The pavlova teatowel and pohutukawa ornaments are wonderful!

  4. 4 Pauline January 9, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Now you make that seem so simple! And it’s so much nicer than Warehouse wrapping paper leftover from last year…

  5. 5 melissa January 16, 2008 at 4:21 am

    these are lovely, jessicah! but then, i knew that because i was the lucky recipient of one! thank you again xx


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