Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gift Bags

Today we have instructions for a simple gift bag that is perfect for all of those video games and DVDs.
I used a Christmas print and coordinating red flannel for my bags. Cut each of your chosen fabrics to 8.5 inches by 20 inches. Place them right sides together and stitch around the outer edges, leaving a 3-4 inch opening for turning.
Clip the corners diagonally.Use a chopstick, or other pointy thing to get the corners turned out. Turn right-side out and press. Sew up the opening by hand. Top stitch along one short side.

Fold the bag so there is a flap at the top. My fold is 8 inches from the end with the top-stitching. Pin the sides together.
Start at the bottom fold and stitch up one side, across the top, and down to the fold on the other side.Slide the DVD or video game into the bag.
Using about two yards of ribbon, tie the bag closed. You could also sew in button holes and buttons to close the bag.

Granted, it isn't for those really sneaky kids (all sizes). It is great for putting out gifts on Christmas day or for giving to friends you might not see until after the day.

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