How To Sew Fabric Gift Bags

How To Sew Fabric Gift Bags


  • Fabric⁢ of your choice
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing ⁢machine or ⁣needle
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Iron and ⁣ironing board
  • Ribbons, buttons, or​ other decorations (optional)

Step 1: Measure and ⁣Cut Fabric

Start by measuring⁣ and cutting two pieces of fabric in the desired size for your gift bag. Remember to leave extra fabric for seam allowances.

Step 2: Iron the Fabric

Iron both⁤ fabric pieces to ensure they are flat and easy to work with.

Step 3: Pin and Sew the ‌Sides

  1. Place both fabric pieces‌ together with the right sides facing each other.
  2. Pin the sides ​together, leaving the top open.
  3. Sew along the pinned sides using ‍a ‌ sewing machine or needle and thread, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
  4. Remove ⁤the pins and‌ trim‌ any‍ excess fabric.

Step 4: Create⁤ the‍ Folded Hem

  1. Turn the top edge of the bag inside ⁣about 1 inch and press with an iron.
  2. Fold it⁣ inside once again‍ about 1 inch and press.
  3. Pin⁤ the fold in place.
  4. Sew‌ along the edge of the fold to ‍secure it.

Step⁢ 5: Finish the ⁣Gift⁤ Bag

  1. Turn the‌ bag ​right side out.
  2. Optional: Add decorative elements such as ribbons, buttons, or embroidery to personalize the bag.
  3. Insert‌ your gift into the fabric bag.
  4. Tie the top with a ribbon or⁢ any closure method ​you prefer.


  • Choose‍ fabrics that are sturdy and⁤ easy to work with, such as cotton or linen.
  • Consider using different fabrics or patterns for a more unique and personalized look.
  • Make the bag larger than your gift⁣ to ensure⁣ it fits comfortably.
  • Experiment with different closure methods like drawstrings ⁤or Velcro for ‌added variety.

By following these steps, you ⁤can easily create ⁣beautiful fabric gift bags that add a personal touch to⁣ your gifts. Enjoy sewing⁣ and let your creativity shine!

One thought on “How To Sew Fabric Gift Bags

  1. This looks like a great tutorial!

    Jasmine Stelter: I’m looking forward to trying this out.

    Amy Bradford:Fabric gift bags are so cute!

    Ella Long: Perfect for any special occasion! What a great idea!

    Fabric gift bags are a great way to show someone special you care, as well as being useful and sustainable. Whether you want to make them for a special occasion or everyday use, this tutorial is sure to give you the tools to create wonderful handmade gifts!

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