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Monday, August 17, 2009

Linen or Gift Bag Tutorial

The gifts inside will be will be a bonus to the fun fabric wrapping!
This project certainly can be sewn by hand if you don't have access to a machine.
Before you begin, square up your fat quarter.
Make a double fold on the raw edge and press.
The other end will be the selvage edge.
If you are making this project as a bag for a gift, you may want to
use a large stitch so the receiver can easily undo the sewing and use the fat quarter as she/he desires.
If you intend the bag for your linens you can use a regular sewing stitch.
There is no need to back stitch at this point, but if it's your habit, go ahead!
After seams have been sewn, press.
Fold your double hemmed edge down about 3 1/2".
Fold the selvege end up to cover first fold. Keep about 1/2" away from the folded edge.
Get ready for the thank you notes!
Your gift will all the more appreciated when when accompanied by a designer bag!
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Other uses for this designer bag:
Organize your drawers. Put items you don't frequently use (nylons, scarves, do rags etc.) into one of your handmade bags to keep your drawers nice and tidy.
Going to the pool? How about putting your undies in one of these bags just in case your bag topples over you will be saved from scrambling to rescue your unmentionables before others get a look!
Traveling? Make a bag for each pair of shoes. It will keep your clothes from getting dirty from the soles.
Organize your jockey box (glove box). Put all your insurance and registration info in a lovely bag so they are all together when you need them.
Perhaps you could keep your makeup or hair accessories in a bag or two.

13 comments:

dotti white said...

Mel--thanks....this is a fun tutorial!

Deb said...

Mel this is so fantastic! i can think of a million uses :) thanks so much.

Robyn said...

Oooh you're so clever Mel.
I always love seeing what you're up to.
Thanks for the tute!
hugs
Robyn xx

Carol said...

What great little bags! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Michelle said...

I like the bag!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Super cute and a great idea. I keep thinking I should make charm packs of some of my fabrics and give them for Christmas. This would be a great way to package them. Fun Mel! Thank you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I always love your tutorials, they are so fun, easy to understand, and such great ideas, However waht is a "do rag!!"?

Tessa said...

What a cool tutorial! You do such a great job with your tutorials!! :)

Sherri said...

Adorable bags...thanks Mel!

Micki said...

The bags are so cute! Thanks Mel!
Micki

sewmarm said...

These are adorable, and I love your choice of patterns!

Carrie P. said...

great tutorial!!!

Eileen said...

This is such a cute clever little gift bag.. and you did a WONderful tutorial on it. Thanks Mel.