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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Felt Gift Bag

 Make a unique and customized gift bag for the same 2$ you spend for buying it.

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag


This is a simple and fun sewing project. All you need is 5 felt fabric pieces (you get 4 pieces for 1$ at any craft store), Hot glue gun, Sewing needle, Thread, Scissors and Sewing machine (optional if you could hand sew).


Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag

Trace a circle using lids or cups in your kitchen on to a paper. Draw a spiral in the circle and cut just the outer circle.

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag

 Use the pre cut paper circle with spiral as a guide to cut your felt piece.

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag


To form a flower, roll the cut felt spiral from outside edge to inside center. When you reach the inner end secure the flower with hot glue ( if you don't have hot glue gun, you can even sew with needle and thread.)

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag

 Hand sew straight or curved lines (as stems) on one of the felt pieces using needle and thread (for the bag front).

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag
 
Stick your flowers on the stems using hot glue.

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag

 Cut 2 inch wide and about 10 inch long strips to make bag handles. As shown in above picture along the width fold edges inwards and stitch to reinforce the handles. (You will need half of the felt fabric piece for this step)

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag

Sew the sides of the bags to bottom piece. (I used the other half felt fabric piece that was remaining after making handles as bag bottom. And one of the grey fabric pieces was cut into 2 to form narrow sides of the bag.)

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag



Sew each side edge to adjacent side edge as shown in pictures. Add and sew the handles and you are done.

Sew an Easy Felt Gift Bag


Now, turn the bag inside out and there you have it! Pretty handmade gift bag for your lovely gifts ;)

I leave it to your imagination to get creative with your bag design. This is what I came up with.
A small note, if you want to place heavy items in the bag I would suggest using a fabric other than felt.
Please leave your comments and thank you for stopping by :)

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Love the red flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So cute. Love the flowers. I'm now following your blog via email. Love your creations.

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    1. Thank you so much. I m glad you liked them. I love your blog too. You have awesome bags. I wish I can get there soon :)

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  3. This is a beautiful bag! More beautiful and with certainly a lot more texture than those paper bags we can buy. And such a bag can be reused to store things afterward. Thank you for this tutorial. I read it and I should take a few hours to make a few. As I often seem to look for a bag for a last minute gift, I really should make a few in advance... ;-) Thanks again!

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    1. I also love the fact that its reusable :) Thank you :) I will be very happy to see your bags soon :)

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  4. This is adorable! I want to make one! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!
    Linda

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  5. What a lovely bag! I really like those flowers!

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  6. It turned out so cute. I love the red flowers.

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  8. Lovely Gifts i really like it thanks for sharing such a lovely gifts ideas.

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