These drawstring gift bags are probably the most useful Chanukah items I've ever sewn. I made them years ago, and they have brought our family's wrapping paper trash and expense waaaayyy down. A pack of different-sized bags is the perfect meta-gift for an environmentalist and/or hard-to-shop-for person.
For some of my bags, I used wide ribbon to cinch, for dramatic effect. But in hindsight, this was a mistake, because the ribbon has to be pressed before reuse every year, on a low temperature, so as not to melt the acrylic. Choose a nice cord, or a very thin grosgrain ribbon instead, especially if you're giving the bags to someone who doesn't know much about ironing.
The purple bag below may have been my first gift bag, before I discovered Judaic novelty fabrics. Instead of a drawstring casing, it has a velcro closure at the top center, and a grosgrain ribbon stitched through its center on the right side, so it can be tied. I can't believe I used sparkly glitter glue! (Real quilters sneer at sparkly glitter glue!)
Here's a bag cut from menorah fabric.
This one is from a more elegant print:
Oh wait, there's one more. For this third brooch, I went nuts with the eyelash yarn, and the beads spell "holiday." I know, it's kooky, but keep in mind that I was trying to impress young children!
here's one of many sellers who make lovely bag sets from Christmas and other novelty fabrics. (No financial affiliation!)
Wishing all a joyous and colorful holiday season!
I made drawstring Christmas bags last year for all my gifts. The golf club one was the silliest! I agree that they are really handy and save heaps of paper waste.ReplyDelete
That's hilarious! A golf gift bag!!! Hmmm, I have some golf fabric....I just don't know any golfers!!! Thanks for the comment!Delete
Four of my machatanim are avid golfers. They live in Florida. The golf fabric would make nice covers for the clubs.Delete