Try This: Reusable Gift Bag

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

| November/December 2010

  • To attach a faux fur trim to your bag, complete bag, then measure the open, hemmed edge. Add 2 inches to length and measure and cut fur. Use fusible tape (follow manufacturer’s instructions) to affix fur one side at a time. To improve adhesion, press through fabric side, not fur side. Overlap ends of fur and trim excess. Press into place.
    Photo By Thomas Gibson
  • Avoid the hefty pile of trash that follows holiday gift-giving with simple, easy-to-make reusable holiday gift sacks.
    Photo By Thomas Gibson

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
Scissors
Yardstick
Fabric pins
Pinking shears

To make bag: 



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