Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick Fabric Gift Bags

I needed to 'wrap' the gifts I had for my 2nd grade Sunday school class. Regular wrapping was not going to be conducive due to shape, and I didn't have any inexpensive Christmas lunch bag type gift bags. I also did not want to buy a gift bag for nine kids, even at the dollar store. That would have been another $9, plus tissue paper as filler.

I still had some Christmas flannel scraps from the Christmas stockings, which are actually Christmas bags, which we call socks, that I made for my four kids about eight years ago. I pulled those out and cut them down to size. I had just enough for nine bags.

I folded the top over and made about a 1/4" to 1/2" hem. Then I put the right sides together and sewed up the sides. I snipped the corners, flipped the bag right side out, and I had a bag.

I used the pillowcase scraps I had from making pillowcases that fit to make the ties. I just cut strips and then tied the bags shut. No hemming, no finishing, just cutting and tying.

I was finished in under an hour, and it was so much cuter than anything I could have purchased! It kind of reminded me of a mini-Santa bag.

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3 comments:

Mari said...

What a great idea - they are really cute!

It's me said...

So nice nice !! and cute !! lovely day darling....love Ria....xxxx......

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

What beautiful fabrics you used! (AND how nice of you to give little gifts to your class!) And this just goes to show that no matter what "expensive, store-bought" wrapping you could have purchased, it could not compare to this fabric! It looks very rich, plus lovingly made. The kids will not only like what's inside but, trust me, they WILL be keeping these bags!
Best regards,
Gloria

 
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