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Variety of Gift Bags

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Variety of Gift Bags
Variety of Gift Bags
Variety of Gift Bags

Pattern Description:

Here is another way to use that beautiful stash of fabric: make your own gift bags! Everyone loves getting these because they know they can use them to give gifts in also. These are super easy to make and can be geared toward any type person, event, gift, etc.

This is a great time to choose eco-friendly gift wrap by making your own reusable fabric bags. You can make most of these out of fabric remnants with the Extra Large bag using a full yard of material. This is a good way to recylce clothing, sheets, curtains, retro fabric. You may also find yourself making bags to organize all kinds of things! Choose fabric to fit the use: canvas for books, organza for elegant gifts like jewelry, satin or silk for a fine wine bottle bag, cotton for children's party favor bags, etc. These bags are simple enough that you can make them quickly and inexpensively. You can even make some without a sewing machine, just a hand sewing needle, thread, fabric, scissors!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • *Large and Standard Square Bottom Bag for Bottles *Reversible Box Bottom Bag *Additional directions for making a Large Jar Candle Bag *Simple Drawstring Bag *(Medium Drawstring Bag) Book Bag *Extra Large Drawstring Toy Bag *Super Easy Gift Bag *How to make your own Drawstrings
  • XL approx 24" x 21"
  • 21" x 4" square
  • 6" x 5"
  • 10" x 15"
  • 7" x 9"
  • Drawstring: 1" x 42"
  • 4" square bottom up to 20" high


  • Fabric Remnants for most
  • Xlarge Drawstring Bag : 1 yd fabric, 44" wide
  • Large bottle bag: fat quarter fabric, 1/2 yd ribbon
  • Reversible bottle bag: 2 fat quarters fabric, 1/2 yd. ribbon,
  • (standard size bottle of wine: fat quarter, 1/2 yd. ribbon)
  • (Large Jar Candle [i.e.. Yankee Candle]: fat quarter, 20" ribbon)
  • Simple Drawstring Bag: fat quarter fabric, 2-18" pieces ribbon
  • Medium Gift Bag: 1/3 yd fabric, 28" cording piece,
  • Super Easy Gift Bag: Fat Quarter fabric, 18" piece ribbon,

You Will Also Need:

  • thread
  • scissors
  • printer
  • bodkin or chopstick
  • or could be hand sewn with hand sewing needle and thread.