I like to make reusable gift bags for the holidays and these felt gift bags are easy to make. I really hate throwing away gift wrapping and these cute, DIY felt gift bags make your gift just that much more special. But best of all, these gift bags are quick and easy to make. It’s a perfect idea for a beginning sewing project.
Felt Gift Bag
Felt Gift Bag Supplies
Felt – for the size bag you’d like to make
Sewing Machine or Fabric Glue (if you don’t want to sew)
Felt Gift Bag Tutorial
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 felt gift 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 simply cut the felt to the size felt gift bag I wanted. You could use the measurements of an existing paper gift bag you have if you’d like more specific directions.
Personally, I really like that I can customize the size of the bag I want. And I just cut the fabric to the size I want by eyeballing it. I don’t stress out over specific directions. That’s the great part about this project – it really is easy.
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 felt gift 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.
If you’d like handles, I just traced where I wanted the opening in pencil and clipped it with my scissors. Yep, I simply clipped an opening to make handles on this bag.
So in less than 5 minutes, I had a sweet little felt gift bag to give to my friend’s children gifts for Hanukkah.
And the felt gift bags also look cute without the handles, too. I used pinking shears to add a little decoration to the top of these bags without handles.
The great part about these felt gift bags is you can add whatever details you want. Have fun and happy gift giving.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.