Got some last-minute gifts to wrap? My husband and I were wrapping presents the other night and I realized we were out of gift bags! Ack! Luckily, with some help from my fabric stash and my trusty sewing machine, I was able to whip up a couple of simple fabric gift bags at the last minute.
This tutorial makes two 5 3/4" by 10" gift bags. If you want more, you just add 7" of width to the fabric for each additional bag.
one piece of 13"W x 21"H fabric
Start by folding your fabric in half, wrong-side out and ironing, so you're left with a piece that's 13"W x 10.5"H. Sew up the two unfinished sides with a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving the top open.
Measure 6" from the edge of the fabric and make a mark with your fabric pen. Measure an inch from that mark and mark that with your fabric pen, too.
Now, use your machine to sew up the fabric along the two lines that you've marked from the fold at the bottom all the way to the top. Use your pinking shears to cut the unfinished edges and cut between the two stitch lines that you had marked off with fabric pen. You're now left with two bags!
While they're still inside out, use your pinking shears to trim 1/4" off of the top of each bag, then fold the tops over by 1/4" and pin.
Cut the ribbon to whatever length you like for the straps and pin those in place. Stitch around the top seam to secure, flip the bag right side out, and you're ready to wrap!
Have you guys done any crafty gift wrapping? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!