When you give a gift do you also want to wrap it in something special? And let’s face it, gift bags making wrapping a present so much easier. Have you ever made one? Would you like to know how to sew a gift bag for a special gift?
I decided to make a gift bag to fit a bottle of wine. When you sew the bag you can use a remnant or a piece of upholstery material. If it is pricey not to worry since you won’t need much. Or do as I did and use a fabric sample. Did I mention I still have so many samples? Some other projects I have done using fabric samples are the fabric pumpkins and coasters.
This is an easy sewing project. For the bottle of wine, I cut the sample in half, using the rotary cutter. The measurements are about 6 x 16, give or take. It depends on the sample and of course what you are making the gift bag for.
I ended up sewing a ¼” seam because the sample I used made it a little snug. Sew along the sides and bottom, right sides together. Clip the corners so they aren’t bulky. I used a wine bottle to figure out how far I wanted to sew along the edges. Leave enough fabric to fold over for a nice seam.
The next step is to hem the rest of the side seam so that it is a finished edge. After that fold over the top so it goes a little farther than the end of the seam.
If you have a sewing machine with decorative stitches select one. This adds a pretty touch to the hem area.
We are almost done. Take a coordinating ribbon and cut 2 pieces, allow for enough length to tie a bow on either side.
How to sew a gift bag for a special gift is so easy to do. And won’t the recipient feel special knowing it was made just for them?
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