There is alot of talk this season about how much paper waste gift giving produces. Gift boxes, bags, tape, ribbons, and of course all the packing and packaging material. Not much of it is actually recycled. But we still want to give festive looking gifts. For my friends who sew or stitch I have long used fabric as gift wrap, with Blue painters tape or satin ribbons to hold it all in place. But what of the gift recipients who don’t sew? I have the solution, re usable fabric gift bags. These lovely bags are made from fat quarters and a bit of ribbon. The Chevron fabric is so festive and cheerful!! This size of bag easily holds clothing items, tins of cookies, a bottle of cheer, and yes even books slide right in and wrapping is done in a flash. I made five of these in a bit over an hour, even with the french seams to hide all raw edges. You can be sure that I am making more and doing all my wrapping this way from now on. If I play my cards right I will get them all back next year to re use for years to come. I completely love this.
So to help you get this going in your home, if you come in and buy a fat quarter or several, I will give you the instructions for this project, and a yard of thin satin ribbon so you can try it out for yourself. ( up to 5 yards of ribbon per person!!) The offer is good through Christmas and applies to pre cut fat quarters only.
If you prefer to learn to make these bags with a bit of in person instruction come to Work in Progress Wednesday on the 18th and we will do some together!!
Remember that daily quilting or stitching can help keep the joy of the holiday season from being overwhelming!! We are here to help you.