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Two More Gift Bags Completed

Two More Gift Bags Completed

I’ve completed two more gift bags. These are bigger but again each a different variation on the basic tote style gift bag.

The first uses two fat quarters in complimentary prints. Instead of handles, I chose which fabric I wanted for the front of the bag and then folded the back over the front by 4.5 inches, installed four grommets and then sewed a length of ribbon to the front that is then pulled through the grommets and tied in a bow.

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Grommet bow gift bag

I used two games to fill the bag so that it would photograph nicely.

two games

As you can see, it’ll hold quite a good sized gift.

The second gift bag, well… you could say that this bag was a little over a year in the making.  I started that redwork embroidery the Christmas of 2009.*   So not only is this second bag part of my gift bag project, it is also a WISP (Work in Slow Progress) completed as well.  The finished bag measures 12.5″ wide by 18″ high by 4″ deep.   So it will hold quite a large gift, as well.

Redwork gift bag

2011 is shaping up to become the year of getting things done.

*Note:  The embroidery pattern is one of a set of three from McCall’s Crafts Pattern #6001.

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  • Deborah
    August 22, 2016 6:42 pm

    Your gift bags came out lovely, I especially like the embroidered bag.

  • polly lacy
    March 18, 2011 6:57 pm

    I love the red gift bags with the redwork embroidery. Where can I find a pattern for the bag itself? Love your site!

    • supermom
      March 18, 2011 11:07 pm

      Thank you, Polly Lacy. There isn’t a pattern for the bags. Each one ends up a different size depending on the size of the embroidery. I am working on a tutorial with instructions for how to turn any piece of embroidery into a gift bag. It’s going to take me a bit of time to make sure I have clear instructions. But please check back and I’ll try to get that tutorial posted as soon as possible.

  • Cindy
    January 28, 2011 6:56 pm

    The bags are looking beautiful! I really like the embroidered one especially!

    • supermom
      January 29, 2011 4:36 pm

      Thanks Cindy. Yes… the embroidered is my favourite of them all so far too.

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