A few weeks back a good friend had an operation on her foot as was going to be housebound for a while.
I wanted to gather up some of her favourite vegan treats as a post-op gift, so of course I needed a gift bag to accommodate them!
I've had a few sample packs of Art Gallery Fabrics' Splendid Fusion squares kicking about for a while. So I chopped them in half to make 'bricks' and made an identical front and back panel measuring approx 15.5" x 14.5". I love the rich colours in this collection and especially the inclusion of that sumptuous turquoise (my friend's favourite colour!).
The panels were then echo-quilted onto heavy sew-in interfacing to give the bag some strength without bulking it out.
Then it was just a case of getting the drawstring channel and lining in, and finishing off with some drawstring cord and beads!
A satisfyingly quick and easy make (not to mention sustainable and reusable) and the perfect vehicle for transporting lots of goodies!
So if you fancy glamming up your gifting with sweet bags that can be used over and over, check out my free gift bag tutorials (just click on the captions below the photos to access the tutorials).
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How absolutely gorgeous. I am currently house bound after a fall and receiving a couple of things through the post from friends have really meant the world to me. Extra bonus points because this is something to keep.
Did I see on FB you have broken your wrist? I hope it is healing now and you can quickly get back to creating! Take care Jxo
I love this bag. Just wondering what sort of cord you have used as the drawstring? How thick is the cord?
Hi Nicole, I usually use 1/4" wide piping cord. Glad you like the bag. They are fun to make. Jxo
That’s gorgeous! I love the idea to quilt onto heavy sew-in interfacing rather than wadding, I’ve made a note of that handy tip! Hooray for finishes! *waves pompoms*
Thanks lovely! I use the heavy sew-in interfacing alot when I don't want the bulk! It's nice to work with! Jxo