A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
JUNE NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT: Have you seen the Craft Challenge announcement?  Check out the details here!
Total Members: 312,005
Currently Running With Scissors:
399 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Random bags for Christmas gifts  (Read 1825 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 04, 2011 02:02:22 PM »

After being filled with candy, these were stocking stuffers for the females in my family. I used this Moda Bake Shop tutorial: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/10/itty-bitty-poochie-bag.html for them. They are indeed really easy. Do note though, that she means it when she says to use 3/8" ribbon for the handles. 1/4" (the white) is too skinny to sew as intended, so I had to zig-zag it on which was a pain.

I also made a few grocery bags. The black and white floral fabric is quilting weight cotton from my mom's and/or grandma's stash, and worked great. The other (from the same stash) is much thicker, and while that's great for carrying stuff, it was much more of a pain to sew. I used this tutorial all the way up until folding the sides in and sewing up the bottoms: http://usetheloot.blogspot.com/2009/12/tutorial-reusable-grocery-bags.html. I switched to this one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0 for that. One bag went to my mom, one to my great-aunt, and the last two (one of each) to my sister-in-law. They're all lined with simple white muslin, 'cause I have a bolt of it. Was going to line the black and white bags in black, but then I would have had to switch thread colors around instead of assembly line-ing them all, and I'm too lazy for that. Smiley

« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011 02:53:53 PM »

Those turned out great! I love all of your fabrics. I have been looking at tutorials for making a simple bag for a few days, but your list here is much better than any others I have found. Thanks for sharing!

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5713
Joined: 03-Oct-2009

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012 10:55:56 AM »

Such cute gift bags, and I adore the big flowered fabric in your grocery bags!
Midnight Sun
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155
Joined: 05-Dec-2005

The northern lights have seen queer sights.....

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012 04:22:34 PM »

Very pretty, all of them!  Can I be on your Christmas list next year?  Cheesy Cheesy

"OH MY GOD! Pot Smoking!? You know what that leads to?! MUNCHIES! And you know what THAT means: TRANS-FAT. God knows, you don't want your kids getting into THAT."

-- Pauline
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Wonderful Walls
Machine Embroidery: not just for tea towels
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Ice Cream Cone

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.