Quick & Easy Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial

This fabric gift bag is just so easy to make and they look lovely. You can personalise them so that they match the person you are giving them to.

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How to Make a Fabric Gift Bag

What you Need:

  • 1 pc fabric 14″ x 11″
  • ribbon

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Finished Size: 6 ¾” x 8 ¾”. (Note that the available height is 7″ as we have to take into account the ribbon section.)

Watch the video below or scroll down for the step-by-step written instructions

Method:

  • Draw a line ½” from the edge along one of the long edges.

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  • Fold over to create a ¼” fold.
  • Press

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  • Draw a line 3½” from the top folded edge.

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  • Draw a line ¾” above the 3½” line.

  • Sew from the bottom edge to the first line you have drawn.
  • Backstitch at each end

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  • Leave the ¾” gap and starting with a backstitch, sew to the top of the bag with a ¼” seam.

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  • Fold over the top piece until the hole is covered.  1¾” should be enough, but do check to make sure that the piece you are folding over covered the gap and the line you drew earlier. Check the video for more detail here.
  • Sew around the folded over piece with an 1/8th inch  seam .
  • Sew an 1/8th of inch sew around the top edge as well.

  • Turn the bag through and place your ruler just above the gap. The gap on my bag started at 7/8ths of an inch from the top edge.
  • Draw a line right around the bag at the measurement for your bag. This will help to keep the ribbon in place.
  • Sew around the bag on that line.

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  • Turn the bag through and sew up the bottom edge with ¼” seam.
  • If you want the ribbon bow to be on the side, simply lay the bag flat with the seam on the side before sewing the bottom seam.

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  • If you want the ribbon bow to be in the centre the lay the bag flat with the centre seam in the middle of the bag.
  • Sew across the bottom with a ¼” seam.

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  • This will leave a seam line, which looks okay. But you could maybe add some lace if this is a problem for you.
  • Turn the bag through
  • Thread the ribbon through the gap, gather up the bag and tie a bow.
  • All finished.

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How easy was that. And just look at how cute these little gift bags are.

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