I’m a sucker for bags. Little bag– that you can sew, double sucker! This little simple cinch gift bag is perfect for anything. Toss in a little gift, stocking stuffer, present for a friend, little surprise for the kids…. you name it.
The additional option to personalize the front with an iron on image is a great addition as well. No more plain bags! Let’s make them cute!
yarn or DMC thread – 18″ all 6 strands if using DMC floss
fabric 7″ X 6″ > 2 per bag
Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial~
1- Iron the printable on the right side of the fabric. Need help with this? You can make your own printable if you’d like using picmonkey. Super simple. They have a lot of different clip arts you can choose from as well. I went through the Christmas pile and picked the penguin, reindeer head and stocking.
2- Pin fabric together- right sides facing out- wrong sides are together
3- Sew around three sides of the bag
4- Cut all the edges with pinking shears
5- Using the 6 strands of DMC floss hand sew large stitches across the top (one fabric at a time) all the way around the top of the bag. Keep the stitch around 1/2″ -1″ from the top edge
6- Tie the ends of the thread together in a knot
Stuff with your little gift bag goodies and cinch the thread tight to keep them from falling out.
You can make any kind of adjustments you’d like to the bag size. It’s sure simple to customize both the size and the clip art on the bag. Put their name there, any kind of design.
With these printables you can see that where there isn’t ink the space shows the fabric behind. You will need to make sure you don’t use fabric that will make the image get lost and not show. No sense in doing all that work for it to get lost in the fabric!
The fabric I used was busy, but it was a light enough fabric that you can see the shape and image just fine.
Check out this tutorial on making a customized printable with Picmonkey.
Are you looking for something larger? How about a Don’t Open till Christmas Bag.