Looking for a cute and sustainable way to wrap your holiday gifts? We’ve got you covered with a quick drawstring bag tutorial. Choose your favorite holiday fabric or pull something from your stash! Even better, assign a fabric to each family member and “bag” their gifts accordingly. Cute, quick and easy!
To make our drawstring bag, we used a fat quarter and a yard of ribbon. The great part about this project is that you can customize the size of your bag to fit your presents. We made two smaller bags, one for gift cards or jewelry and one for slightly larger presents, like our cute Rifle notebooks!
To start, we cut our fat-quarter into an 11 x 22” rectangle. We then cut that rectangle in half to make two 11 x 11” pieces.
Next, finish the fabric edges to keep from fraying using either an over edge stitch or serger.
With right sides together, pin your fabric together. Then, starting on the right side, sew from one side to the other leaving a 2” gap on the top. We used a ⅜ ” seam allowance but you can use whatever you accounted for when you cut out your rectangles.
As shown in picture, fold over edge and press at ¼”.
Fold down from the top and press again at ¼”. Now fold the top down one more time ¾”.
Press and sew along the bottom edge as close as possible, approximately ⅛” seam allowance.
Use a safety pin or tapestry needle to thread your ribbon or string through the channel.
Tie in a bow and you are ready to gift!
Happy Holidays everyone! We hope this year is filled with friends, family and joy 🎁