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.
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.
With the needle down, pivot, remove pin and sew across width of ribbon.
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)
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.
The other parts of this tutorial can be found by clicking on the links below.