Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial

Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial

Planning on making handmade gifts this season? Why not upgrading it with handmade fabric gift bags?  Sure you can buy giftbags in the store, but these are so much nicer. And that way you can say your gifts were 100% handmade 😉

What you’ll need:

  • two pieces of fabric (you can also use some old clothes for recycling)
  • nice button
  • elastic cord

Cut 1x main fabric and 1x the lining. If your presents are bigger, adjust the measurements accordingly.

Sew the elastic loop onto the main fabric, with the loop facing the fabric. I made this with very wide zigzag stitch on my machine.

Sew the side seams together and press.

Sew bottom seams.

Repeat with lining. Leave an opening for turning.

Put the two bags (main fabric + lining) right sides together and sew the top seam all the way around.

When you come to the elastic I suggest you go back and forth a few times to make sure the elastic stays in.

Turn the bag right side out. Press the side folds and make a few stitches to make sure the sides stay folded. You can play with your machine’s decorative stitches like I did. 🙂

Sew on a button and close the opening on the lining using a ladder stitch. You can now close your bag!

By |2018-02-14T17:21:58+00:00December 7th, 2017|Accessories, Blog, Free pattern, Reduce|Reuse|Recycle|8 Comments

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  1. Lehti December 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Love the idea!

    • SewItsMade.com December 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks Lehti! ❤️
      I’d love to see yours if you decide to make one. 🙂

  2. Mary Jean December 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    How do you turn the bag after sewing the top together? There’s no hole to pull the bag through.

    • SewItsMade.com December 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Mary Jean,
      You have to leave the opening when sewing the lining fabric. See the picture.

  3. Lezro December 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks, love it!

  4. Beni December 11, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I love this. I used a broken hair tie for my elastic cord, so I didn’t even need to leave the house! No one will ever know ;).

    • SewItsMade.com December 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Plus, you upcycled that hair tie! 🙂

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