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Two More Gift Bags Completed

Posted by supermom on January 28, 2011

I’ve completed two more gift bags.  These are bigger but again each a different variation on the basic tote style gift bag.

The first uses two fat quarters in complimentary prints.  Instead of handles, I chose which fabric I wanted for the front of the bag and then folded the back over the front by 4.5 inches, installed four grommets and then sewed a length of ribbon to the front that is then pulled through the grommets and tied in a bow.  (I hope to have a tutorial ready and posted for this bag sometime in the next few days.)

I used two games to fill the bag so that it would photograph nicely.

As you can see, it’ll hold quite a good sized gift.

The second gift bag, well… you could say that this bag was a little over a year in the making.  I started that redwork embroidery the Christmas of 2009.*   So not only is this second bag part of my gift bag project, it is also a WISP (Work in Slow Progress) completed as well.  The finished bag measures 12.5″ wide by 18″ high by 4″ deep.   So it will hold quite a large gift, as well.

2011 is shaping up to become the year of getting things done.

*Note:  The embroidery pattern is one of a set of three from McCall’s Crafts Pattern #6001.


4 Responses to “Two More Gift Bags Completed”

  1. Cindy said

    The bags are looking beautiful! I really like the embroidered one especially!

  2. polly lacy said

    I love the red gift bags with the redwork embroidery. Where can I find a pattern for the bag itself? Love your site!

    • supermom said

      Thank you, Polly Lacy. There isn’t a pattern for the bags. Each one ends up a different size depending on the size of the embroidery. I am working on a tutorial with instructions for how to turn any piece of embroidery into a gift bag. It’s going to take me a bit of time to make sure I have clear instructions. But please check back and I’ll try to get that tutorial posted as soon as possible.

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