Try This: Reusable Gift Bag

Cut back on holiday waste with this easy-to-make reusable gift sack.

| November/December 2010

Avoid the hefty pile of trash that follows holiday gift-giving with simple, easy-to-make gift sacks made from secondhand and organic cotton fabric.

Supplies for 1 bag 

1 yard 44-inch-width fabric
1 spool matching thread
Optional Trims
2 1/2 yards blanket binding
1/4 yard faux fur or other trim fabric (optional)
1 small packet iron-on seam tape (about 10 yards)

Sewing Supplies 

Needle and thread or sewing machine
Fabric pins
Pinking shears

To make bag: 

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