Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lined Drawstring Christmas Gift Bags

Now, on to making Christmas items!  Our Sew What?! November class project was this lined, drawstring Christmas gift bag.  These little bags make great re-useable gift bags, which can be given as part of the gift.  They don't necessarily have to be made in Christmas fabric.  They'd be cute in other holiday-themed prints, children's prints or winter, spring, summer, fall prints - whatever you'd like.

The lining allows the bag to have a little more stability and style with the lining peeking above the top edge as a faux piping effect.  I have lots of satin ribbon in 3/8" width for other projects, so the choice of ribbon was easy to make since that's the width needed for this casing.

The red bags have a red satin lining and red satin ribbon threaded double through the casing to make two drawstrings (one for each side).  The green/red/white bag has a red cotton lining with green sating ribbons for the drawstrings.

The finished measurement on these is 6" X 9 1/2", but the drawstring bags could be made in any size you want.  I'm thinking of making some infinity scarves for Christmas gifts this year and I'm not sure they'll fit into these smaller bags, especially if the scarves are very long, so I'll probably make some larger gift bags to accommodate a larger gift.

I hope you like the way these cute little drawstring gift bags look.  They go together fairly quickly, especially when making several.  As you may know, the more you make of one item, the quicker they go together!

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