Monday, 8 December 2014

Handmade gift bags....

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend.  It was a bit wet at times here but that always means extra time in the sewing room, so the wet weather is not a problem for me!


This weekend I discovered the most wonderful tutorial for a cute little drawstring bag which would make a fabulous gift bag if you are looking for something to put that last minute Christmas gift in or to add that 'handmade' touch to a gift.  It is a really great design and the instructions are quick and easy to follow.


In addition to being able to put a gift inside the bag, the wrap-over of the fabric both at the front and back creates useful pockets for any little 'extras' you might want to add. Then, when tied closed, the flap of fabric at the top creates a pretty bow shape to decorate the bag. 


I found the tutorial through Pinterest but the blog where it is featured is called 'One Lucky Day' and is written by Paula Cheney who shares some lovely crafty projects.  In the original post where the tutorial appears, the bags were made as treat bags for Easter but, you can alter the size of the starting square and hence the finished size of the bag and make them for any gift.


I made just one this weekend as I was also working on another project but, I will be making more!! I used my favourite Tilda fabrics and started with a 14 inch square of fabric which resulted in a very cute little bag and I am very happy with it!

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    1. Thank you Janet! The photos don't really do it justice it really is a very cute little bag! :) xx

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  2. Your bag is beautiful Christine. I love those tilde fabrics to.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I find it very difficult to resist Tilda fabrics! :) xx

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  3. How darling! I especially like the way it looks from the top. Thanks for showing us a last minute gift. :)

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    1. Hello Linda! I am glad you like it. It really is a very sweet little bag and very easy to put together.... I shall certainly be making some more!! :) xx

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  4. Your bag is truly adorable, Im going to check it out right now. So Sweet.

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    1. Hi Shelly! This bag goes together so quickly and easily and I am sure your sewing girls would love it! Definitely worth trying!! :) xx

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    was für eine schöne Idee, Danke für den Tip!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! My pleasure! It was such a quick and easy bag to make... I will definitely be making some more!! :) xx

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  6. A lovely gift bag, such a nice design! I think drawstring bags make a gift extra special!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I loved making this... it is a great design and super quick to put together! :) xx

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