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Grommet Bow Gift Bag Tutorial – Part 4

Cut a length of ribbon 50”.  Find the center of the length of ribbon and place a pin there.

To determine where to place the ribbon, measure down 7 inches from the center of the top edge of the bag and pin the center of the ribbon at that point.    Measure down 7 inched from center of each grommet and pin the ribbon at each of those points.

position ribbon

Sew the ribbon to the front of the bag, starting at the pin below one grommet and sew to the pin below the other grommet.

Start sewing at first pin

With the needle down, pivot, remove pin and sew across width of ribbon.

Pivot and sew across width

Needle down, pivot.  Sew back across second length of ribbon.  Needle down, pivot.  Sew across final width of ribbon.

Note:  Be careful not to catch ends of ribbon in the seam on the inside of bag (don’t ask me how I know)

Ribbon sewn down

To prevent the ribbon from fraying, trim ends either at an angle or a V.

Fold the back over the front 3 ½”.

Thread the ribbon through the grommets and tie into a bow.  Your gift bag is finished.

completed reindeer gift bag

The other parts of this tutorial can be found by clicking on the links below.

Grommet Bow Gift Bag Tutorial – Part 1

Grommet Bow Gift Bag Tutorial – Part 2

Grommet Bow Gift Bag Tutorial – Part 3: Installing the Grommets

 

Gift bags for giveaway

 

9 Comments

  • Robin (rsIslandCrafts)
    August 27, 2011 8:58 am

    Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! The bags turned out cute. I was thinking they would make fun lunch bags too. They would make nice teacher gifts with a little snack inside.

  • corina
    August 27, 2011 9:02 am

    Excellent tutorial! I love all the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to show us all how to make the lovely gift bags. The circle swirl fabric is so pretty. Do you have info on it? If you don’t have time to check don’t worry, just send me the bag and I’ll find it for myself, lol!

  • Mary Grace McNamara
    August 27, 2011 9:07 am

    Darling bags! Great tutorial! And I love bags!

    MGM

  • Maria
    August 27, 2011 12:03 pm

    Your tutorial was really clear and easy to understand. Just love the gift bags, great gift idea.

    The reindeer fabric is really cute.

  • Sandra :)
    August 27, 2011 8:37 pm

    OH that is a seriously cute gift bag – and I just happen to have a nice collection of grommets (and fabric, and ribbon … lol) – YAY!!!

    See you soon – good luck tomorrow!! We have a family get-together – we’ll be very well fed, LOLOL!!

  • Katherine
    August 29, 2011 7:05 pm

    Sweet tutorial, Sue! Love, love, love fabric gift bags. You’re so clever.

  • R Hinkle
    September 1, 2011 5:53 pm

    This is Wonderful! I have been committing to more traditions/less wastefulness with my family, and this is a perfect Christmas project to convince the few naysayers. I will be making these and filling with cloth napkins and kitchen treats this year. Thank you!

  • Marika Gabez
    September 3, 2011 1:35 pm

    Hello!
    Your tutorial was really clear and easy to understand. I love fabric gift bags.

    Hugs, Marika from Slovenia

  • Martha Raiford
    September 9, 2011 6:24 am

    Cute, cute, cute. Love gift bags and these are so adorable. Liked your tutorial. Always looking for gift ideas.

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