5 Days of Christmas part 2

One of my observant readers noticed today's craft was actually in the photos from yesterday. This year we made the switch from wrapping paper to reusable fabric gift sacks. Aside from the obvious earth friendly component of using these sacks, it makes gift wrapping so darned easy.
I am by no means an expert seamstress, but these sacks are really simple to make. I measured out my fabric (giving myself an extra 2 inches on each side, just for good measure), stitched my sides together, and added a drawstring to pull the top shut. Each bag took about 30-40 minutes to make. Then just for fun, I had the kids dig through my scrapbook embellishments and pull out some goodies to finish off the bags.


Anonymous said...

Those are so cute. Lots of work stringing those buttons.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. The last one as a family of 5. Well I guess unofficially you already are a family of 6 ;)

Kathy said...

Elissa - awesome! I was wondering if you are familiar with Furoshiki. I saw it referenced on a simple living forum. It's too late for me to try it for this Christmas, but I'm thinking about making some squares after Christmas. It's also easy enough for the non-sewer (me) in the house to do and maybe I can get the boys started with a needle and thread. As it stands right now, Chris does all the sewing in the house.

How to Make a Furoshiki


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