Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chirstmas gift bag tutorial
































When I had my store I used to make these to give to people to hold their gift certificates that they purchased from me,of course being a country store I made them out of homespuns and vintage fabric but this year I'm making some artsy ones. You can use whatever material you have on hand(good way to use up some of those scraps). I used muslin that I painted alittle white onto. You will need material,string or ribbon,stamp and an ink pad. I used staz on. Cut two pieces of material 4 1/2 x 3 1/2,and about 12 inches of string. Sew the two pieces together,lay string on top and fold over about 1/4 inch over the string,sew the hem,becareful not to sew the string! Sew up the other two sides,inside out and I put a piece of cardboard inside of bag so the stamp won't go through. Stamp image on front of bag,tie a knot at the end of string and there you have it alittle gift bag perfect for gift cards. I painted my bag and added alittle details. This one is for my daughter,she's 14 so you know what she likes to do Shop,Shop and Shop. Have fun.










6 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Thank you Buffy! Love these bags - I'll have to try this! Great tutorial! xxoo

Diane said...

How cute these are and so clever--great tutorial too!!

Martha Lever said...

These are adorable, Buffy! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I need all the sewing help I can get!

Martha Lever said...

Thanks so much, Buffy! I need all the sewing help I can get that this looks easy to do!

Martha Lever said...

These are adorable, Buffy! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I need all the sewing help I can get!

wanda miller said...

just LOVE your snowman bag, LOVE! thank you for the tutorial! so good to be back :)) xoxo