February 15, 2024
Do you want to celebrate Christmas sustainably this year? Using reusable fabric gift bags can be a great way. It can be even more wonderful if you make them on your own. It will make the bags extra special for all your near and dear ones.
Tons and tons of wrapping paper and plastic bags are thrown away each year which ultimately harms the planet. If you are an eco-conscious person, then making reusable fabric gift bags can be a great way to give a splendid gift to Mother Nature this Christmas, other than surprising people close to you with your hidden talent. To know how to make them, keep reading.
Note: This tutorial is basically for beginners who only have a basic sewing machine. If you have a serger sewing machine or overlocker, you can make these bags in little to no time and with more ease.
You can make such a bag in any size. In this blog, you will learn how to make a cute mid-sized one.
To make a bag that measures 21cm × 32cm, you are going to need a lovely piece of reusable fabric (47cm × 35.5cm) and a ribbon, cord, or bias binding (83 cm).
The double way of stitching a hem is called a French seam. It not only gives a strong base to the bag but also smoothly hides the raw edges.
And, with this, your reusable Christmas bag is ready! Following the same steps, you can make the other bags as well.