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Cloth bags so simple

December 24th, 2008 at 08:23 pm

When I think of cloth bags I think of something like a pillow case tied at the top, and truthfully kinda baggy.

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Which is, well not right. I like the crisp edges of a paper wrapped gift. I also like the ribbons.

So when I tried to go cloth I searched for some way to appease my desire for boxy presents, and yet not use paper.

The result was I found a pattern for a tote bag that is so easy to make I did 3 in 2 hours, and with tied with a ribbon around it looks nearly like paper wrapped presents. (only better!)

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the origional

I took that bag pattern, cut the size down in thirds, and hand sewed em. I did not do a handle or cuff. though I did tuck it inside itself so that the present 'wrapping' would be easier.

I also made one a bit bigger to use most of the fabric scrap I had. And one that was a bit, off in proportion (but it was what I had)

Last night while we were wrapping, I finished up a 4th bag so each kid gets one cloth wrapped gift. I think they will be reusable, just small.

If I knew how to use a machine, I bet I could whip up a dozen in short order they are SOOOO easy. And it would be a great way to use up any old rectangles of fabric that might be around....I might look into borrowing a machine, so long as someone else threads it, I hate that step.

I can't get pictures off my camera right now or I would show you the adorable pile of presents we have.

2 Responses to “Cloth bags so simple”

  1. Amber Says:

    Those were nice and a great idea for next year

  2. nanamom Says:

    Have your son take a picture!!
    I may have to make some of these. Maybe I will use them for gifts for grandchildren and say I have to get them back if they want another gift next year like I used to when I could do stockings!!

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