Make These Last Minute Gift Pouches.
Stitch up these gift pouches in an evening for chocolates, small trinkets and even tree ornament gifts. A layer cake in holiday print will make 21 colorful gift bags. You’ll never be short of a gift again!
These sweet drawstring bags can be used at place settings at the Christmas table, gifts for teachers, neighbours, or any kind of gift giving at any time of year! They’re handy to keep trinkets while travelling, or use as a small jewellery pouch when going on a trip.
The tutorial suggests making a bag with 8 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ squares, while Carrie Nelson from Moda’s Blog mentioned going ahead and using a layer cake, quick and easy using pre-cuts. Whichever size you choose they make adorable gift pouches in any fabric. Carrie also mentions adding a layer of lightweight fusible interfacing such as Pellon 206F. Carrie suggests:
To add the interfacing, cut a square 5/8″ smaller than the size of the fabric square – a 9-3/8″ square of interfacing for the layer cake square. The interfacing is centered on the wrong side of the outer-fabric and fused to the fabric.
Urban Chicks new fabric line ‘Swell Christmas’ was used to make these adorable Christmas gift bags.
Lisa and Sarah of A Spoonful of Sugar, share great embellishment ideas in their tutorial, and you can creatively add your own. Use ric rac and snowflake buttons for a winter scene. The options for a special finish are endless, and you most likely already have everything you need.