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Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, ...

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Gift Bags

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Gift Bags
Gift Bags Base of Bag
Gift Bags Wine/Spirit Gift Bag
Gift Bags Inside
Gift Bags Basic Gift Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills required. Beginning machine quilting will be covered.

Pattern Description:

I've always hated the way gift bags are purchased, used once, and tossed. Lately I've started making unique bags that work to deliver a special gift, but that the recipient can keep and use as a tote later. Here you will find instructions for a standard gift bag and a bag for wine or spirits. Both bags are quilted and the batting between the outer and the lining gives the bags some extra strength and the ability to stand upright as a paper gift bag would. Never tried quilting before? Don't worry, everything is explained in this easy project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Basic gift bag - 8 wide by 5 deep by 10 tall
  • Wine/spirit bag - 4 wide by 4 deep by 13 tall


  • Basic gift bag - 1/2 yard quilter's cotton for outer and handles and ; 1/2 yard contrasting or complimentary fabric for lining; 1/2 yard needled cotton batting, or scraps left from another project; 1/2 yard cotton cord to fill handles.
  • Wine/spirit bag - ..." yard quilter's cotton for outer and handles; 1/3 yard contrasting or complementary fabric for lining; ..." yard needle cotton batting, or scraps left from another project; 1/2 yard cotton cord to fill handles

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary cutting tools (self healing mat, rotary cutter, quilter's ruler) or fabric shears
  • Sewing machine with standard presser foot and ability to sew straight forward and back. A walking foot is helpful but not required.
  • Seam ripper, thread clipper or embroidery scissors
  • Sewing gauge or ruler.
  • Fabric markers (I prefer washout)