Sewing Fabric Gift Bags

Sewing Fabric Gift Bags

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​ ‌ Fabric gift bags are a delightful and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wrapping paper. Not only⁤ are they
reusable, thus reducing waste, but‍ they can also be customized according to any occasion⁤ or recipient. Whether
you’re an experienced sewer or a beginner, sewing fabric gift bags can be ⁣a ‍fun and rewarding project. Let’s
dive into the process​ of‍ making these charming gift bags!

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine or needle
  • Ribbon or cord for the drawstring
  • Optional: Embellishments such⁤ as buttons, lace, or embroidery thread

Benefits of Fabric Gift Bags:

  • Environmentally friendly and reusable
  • Customizable to any occasion or recipient
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Add a personal touch ⁣to your gifts
  • Easier to wrap odd-shaped items


  1. Choose the⁤ fabric you desire for your gift⁤ bag. It can be festive, ⁤elegant, or match the recipient’s
    ⁢ ​ preferences.
  2. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric according to‍ your preferred size. Keep in⁤ mind that the width should
    ⁢ ⁤ ‍ ‍ be twice the desired width of the⁤ bag, and⁤ the height should be the intended height plus‍ a few inches‍ for
    ⁤ the drawstring casing.
  3. Fold the fabric in ⁢half with the right sides facing‍ inwards and sew‌ the side opposite the fold.
  4. Turn the bag ⁤right side out and fold down the top edge to create a casing for the drawstring. Stitch
    around the ‍top of the bag, leaving small gaps on each side to thread the drawstring later.
  5. Cut a ⁤piece of ribbon or cord twice the width of the bag. Attach ‍a safety pin to one end of the ribbon and
    ⁢ ⁤ thread it through one side of ⁢the casing. Repeat the process with the other side, ensuring both ends of
    ⁢ ⁣ ​ the ribbon or cord are on ⁢the same side of the bag.
  6. Your fabric​ gift bag is now ready to be used! Insert the gift, pull the drawstring to close the ‌bag, and
    ‌ tie a‍ bow with the ribbon or cord.


  • Experiment with different fabric⁤ patterns and ‍textures to create unique gift bags.
  • Add⁢ personalized touches such ⁣as embroidery, fabric paint, or decorative buttons.
  • Consider adding a fabric tag or ​label to write a heartfelt message or the recipient’s name.
  • Use leftover fabric ⁢scraps to create smaller coordinating bags or gift⁤ tags.
  • Reinforce the drawstring casing ⁣by sewing it twice for added durability.

One thought on “Sewing Fabric Gift Bags

  1. “What a great way to use scrap fabric!” So creative – a perfect eco-friendly and meaningful gift!

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