Gift Bags And A Gift Bag

Gift Bags And A Gift Bag

May 25, 2023

The Spark

Sally wanted a pencil bag for her backpack, then went on to make gifts, and a gift bag for Mother's Day

The Things


  • Cotton fabric pieces, less than 1/4 yard each
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Zippers
  • Thread

Tools Used

  • Cutting Table & Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Brother sewing machine

The Process

Step 1

Gather Patterns or Instructions and Materials


I had several offcuts and scraps in my stash, so it was time to use them. I had a general idea of what I wanted to make, but needed some inspiration and guidance.

Beginning with a pencil case, the search continued for other small, useful containers. Here are the ones I used:

Pencil Case
Cosmeticts Bag
Tea Bag Holder
Travel Tissue Holder
Gift Bag

Step 2

Following The Instructions


Following the instructions for each type of bag, cut out the fabric and fusible interfacing. The large cutting table with self-healing cutting mat is very handy for cutting out these shapes. 

Be sure to follow the steps as described for each project.

Step 3

Pat Yourself on the Back


After completing your items, set them all together and admire your work. Take a picture!

Then pack them all in the gift bag and give them to somone who will love them.