December 11, 2011
SO, I remembered I had left over felt from Anthony's hallowe'en costume, so I made these gift bags.
Cut two 3.5x5 rectangles for the bottom
Cut two 5.5x7 rectangles for sides
Cut to 3.5x7 rectangles for the other sides.
Sew the a decoration (in this case a star) on the front of one side.
Next sew together the four sides, iron seams flat
Sew the 2 bottom pieces onto the bottom of the bag (the two pieces together give the bag some strength and allow it to stand up)
Now take the same material you used for the decoration on the front, and make binding to go around the top (I cut mine 2 inches by the distance around the top of the bag plus half an inch for overlap)
Note: you can cut 4 of each side piece if you want to give the bag even more stability....I just didn't have enough felt for that.
And there you have it. A pretty gift bag that you can make in less than 15minutes!