Quick and Easy Fabric Gift Pouch

Make These Last Minute Gift Pouches.

Stitch up these gift pouches in an evening to fill with 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, neighbors, or any kind of gift giving at any time of year! Choose a different fabric, they’re handy to keep trinkets while travelling, or to use as a small jewelry pouch.

Swell Christmas Urban Chicks Fabric gift pouch

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.

These adorable Christmas gift bags were made using Urban Chicks new fabric line ‘Swell Christmas’, available from here.

fabric pouch Swell Christmas layer cake

quilt blocks to make fabric pouches

Not just for the Holidays. Make these sweet pouches for any time of year!

gingham and polka dot gift pouch

There are a myriad of embellishments you can creatively add. 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.

christmas gift pouch with tiny jingle bells

They really quick to make using just 2 squares of 8 1/2″ , and some white crochet cotton for the drawstring. Fill with chocolates, or even small sewing accessories!



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