I like to make reusable gift bags for the holidays. I really hate throwing away gift wrapping and these cute felt gift bags make your gift just that much more special. But best of all, these gift bags are quick and easy to make.
You can use the craft-sized pieces of felt that you can find at any craft store. Or if you want to make a larger bag, check for felt that is sold on the bolt in the fabric section.
I cut 2 rectangular pieces of felt for the front and back. Then I cut one long rectangular piece to be the sides and bottom of the bag.
I really like that I can customize the size of the bag I want.
I sewed the long piece to one rectangle. You could use fabric glue if you preferred, but this is truly a beginners level sewing project, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.
Once the bag was sewn together, I clipped slits in the bag to thread my ribbon through. This allows the bag to be tied shut (no peeking) and adds the bow embellishment.
So in less than 5 minutes, I had a sweet little gift bag to give to my friend’s children for Hanukkah.
I clipped an opening to make handles on this bag. I just traced where I wanted the opening in pencil and clipped it with my scissors.
But the bags also look cute without the handles.
I used pinking shears to add a little decoration to the top of these bags without handles. The great part about these bags is you can add whatever details you want. Have fun and happy gift giving.
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