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December 11, 2011

Gift Bags

We were running out of gift bags and I had a few Sunday School teacher gifts left wrap. And by the end of the day I am usually d.o.n.e. With no desire to go to a store (especially at this time of year) to buy something.

SO, I remembered I had left over felt from Anthony's hallowe'en costume, so I made these gift bags.

Here's how:

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!


AK said...

This is really neat. I love making stuff from felt. I find that its also a really good material for kids to sew on by hand since it doesn't fray. I am going to have to try this!

Lezlie said...

It's super cute!! I love my ornaments (and Xange's sweet drawings!) You are very thoughtful (and crafty!) my friend :)