Sustainable Gift Wrapping that You Can Use All Year

We are all about DIY — sewing, knitting, and furoshiki — but “doing” and “teaching” are two totally different things.

So we asked DIY and organizing expert Elvie Look to share with us how she makes hers.

Here she shows us step-by-step how to make your own  fabric gift bags.  In eco-friendly fashion, you’ll be inspired to use materials and embellishments you already have on hand.

Fabric gift bags are the best place to start if you want to learn to sew, or to teach your children to sew. Not only are you doing something that contributes to our healthy green earth, but you are actually giving two gifts when you choose sustainable gift wrapping.

EASY BLACK FELT BAG – Finished Sized ~ 10 x 8 x 2 inches

You will need:A piece of felt measuring about 17 x 11 inches 3 feet of chain Ribbon or embellishment

1.  Starting with the felt (we used black above), fold it in half on the long side. 2.  Sew down the side and across the bottom.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could glue it, staple it, or hand sew it.

4.   Fold by matching the side seam to the bottom seam, as shown in the picture.5.   Sew across the point about 1 1/2 inches away from the point.

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