Fabric gift bags |Keeping it Real

Monday, December 19, 2016

Fabric gift bags

Made with fabric scraps and a bit of imagination...

Fabric gift bags

Yes, it's known that whenever possible I try to wrap my gifts in re-usable bags or to use upcycled packages. Along the years I've made a few of those. 


I've sewn bags, such as the lined burlap gift bags...

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/the-handmade-christmas-lined-burlap.html

...I've turned cereal boxes into gift bags...

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/upcycle-cereal-box-to-gift-bag-tutorial.html

...and I've simply embellished plain boxes to re-use them as gift packages:

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/05/from-plain-to-fabulous-upcycled-gift.html

This year I've also created a few fabric gift bags to wrap smaller gifts. 

Fabric gift bags
 
I followed the re-usable gift bags tutorial I posted here last year. 
 
Fabric gift bags

Fabric gift bags

I used only fabric and ribbon scraps and then added a few embellishments along the way. 


Fabric gift bags

Fabric gift bags

Fabric gift bags

Because you are using scraps this is a very inexpensive way to wrap gifts, and eco-friendly too. Just think of all that paper that will not go to waste because you're using these instead. And then recipients can re-use them too along the years.

Fabric gift bagsFabric gift bags

And you can adjust each individual bag to the size of the gifts you'll be putting inside, So you'll have a much better fit than any store bought bag can give you. And they also look a bit like Santa's bag once they're full. 

Fabric gift bags

Here are the two I've made so far, with tags on and ready to find new owners. I'll probably sew a few more during this week, but since they come together pretty quickly, this is one project where I don't feel pressed for time. 

Fabric gift bags

Happy holidays,  

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10 comments:

  1. You made such pretty gift bags! Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J!

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  2. A gift in a gift!! I like it - Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and for stopping by. Happy holidays!

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  3. These definitely are cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. Your gift bags are adorable, Teresa. I use a lot of eco-friendly gift bags, too. Congrats, you're featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

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    1. Thank you Susann, heading over now! Happy New Year!

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  5. These are fab! The embellishments work so well with them.

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    1. Thank you, I had a lot of fun making them!

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