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Topic: Little Gift Bags (now with template)  (Read 4153 times)
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« on: November 10, 2007 03:29:58 AM »

I got this pattern from Hancock Fabrics about a hundred years ago.  The are cute little gift bags.  Although I make them for everything - birthdays, easter... these are some for Christmas.  They hold trinkets, jewelry, little sample tubes of lotion and whatnot.  They are only 4 1/4 x 3 x 1.  They are also no-sew.  Sorry for the fuzzy pictures, gotta get a new camera.  Hope you like them.

This is the first time I've tried to write directions to something.  If it is clear as mud, ask me.

If you go to the link, right click on the template and save picture, you can print it out full size.  http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a389/harrishouk/giftbag.jpg

I do alot at a time, so get your fabric and iron on the interfacing ( I use a light weight, it works better.

The broken lines are fold lines.  I prefer to press mine with an iron, but you could finger press if you wanted a rounder look.  After you cut out, fold the top over and press.  Then I fold the bottom tabs up and press.  Fold the sides and press each one.  

I use tacky glue and glue down the top hem.  I glue the tab first (it's like wrapping a present) and let those dry a little, put glue on the insides of the little tabs, fold the smaller bottom piece in, put glue on the underside of the larger bottom piece.  I use a crochet hook and tap the pieces down from the inside.  (that will make sense once you have it together)

I use 6" pieces of ribbon for the handles, just glue on.  Let dry and I stick some tissue paper inside.  

I have actually sold these for $2 a piece.  People seem to really like them.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007 05:10:43 AM »

 I like these bags, saves on the giftwrap and (if your enviro friendly) Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007 06:53:27 AM »

Aww, they're cute.  Are they fabric, with ribbon handles?
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 08:46:38 AM »

gotta love the no sew part! They are cute too. Do they take long to make?
I guess if you don't have a pattern you could open a paper bag and trace it. Gosh I never thought of that before! Thank you for posting them and getting my brain out of the cobwebs!

« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007 08:53:40 AM »

Aww, they're cute.  Are they fabric, with ribbon handles?

Yes, it's fabric with iron on interfacing and ribbon for the handles.  It was a free project sheet, so if anyone is interested I can scan the bag template.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 10:46:57 AM »

ooh, that would be awesome! i'd definitely make these...i'm making the wrapping for all of our christmas gifts this year, apparently, so anything that makes it simpler would be awesome!

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007 12:47:03 PM »

Aww, they're cute.  Are they fabric, with ribbon handles?

Yes, it's fabric with iron on interfacing and ribbon for the handles.  It was a free project sheet, so if anyone is interested I can scan the bag template.

Oh please!! I would love to try this and no sewing is better!! =)

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007 06:35:06 PM »

those are so cute and perfect for every holiday. i would love it if you were able to scan the template for us. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007 02:35:23 PM »

thank you so much for the template. i'm thinking of using this for the teacher's gift but now what should i put in it (hmmm...) Wink

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007 02:56:36 PM »

Thank you so much for the template!  I have been looking for something to put ornaments in, and this will be perfect!

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