Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Reusable Wrapping ~ 50+ Fabric Bags ~ Free Tutorials

Are you trying to cut down on wasted paper this Christmas? Today's post shows more than 50 ways to use fabric to make reusable bags for wrapping presents. Bags range from very simple; just a couple of rows of stitching, tied with a ribbon and made in literally minutes - to more elaborate and a gift in themselves.

Learn how to use fabric to make reusable wrapping bags. Tutorials at Threading My Way

Some of the bags were designed specifically as gift bags, whilst others were sewn for entirely different purposes. Presents come in all shapes and sizes, so I've included bags in many sizes and shapes, so you can find one to suit the presents you are wrapping.

Sew the bags in festive season colours, or match the fabric to either the present or the recipient.

All of the bags have been chosen from either the Drawstring Bags or the Gift Wrapping link parties, here at Threading My Way. If you have a great idea for wrapping gifts, I'd love you to add it to one of the collections.

Small Lined Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Easy Gift Bags ~ Tutorial by Lisa, from Cucicucicoo Ecological Living


Small Lined Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Pretty Drawstring Pouch ~ Tutorial by Lisa, from A Spoonful of Sugar


Drawstring Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Ana, from The Lost Apron


One Chord Drawstring Bag by Pam, from Threading My Way ~ tutorial by Sew Delicious




Simple Unlined Fabric Gift Bags ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Drawstring Bag to Hold an OCC Shoe Box ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoe Boxes


Drawstring Gift Bags by Sandra, from Sandra Sews ~ tutorial by In Color Order


Ruffle Top Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Margie, from Nanny Craft 4U


Lined Patchwork Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Patchwork Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Jill, from Creating My Way to Success


Mason Jar Gift Bags ~ Tutorial by Joy, from Yesterfood


Drawstring Bag Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


How to Sew: Small Drawstring Bags by Cheryl, from Simply Shoe Boxes


Party Favour Bags ~ Tutorial by KC, from The Real Thing with the Coake Family


Rounded Bottom Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Stand by Itself Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Niki, from Roonie Ranching


Fabric Gift Cone ~ Tutorial by Josie, from SewforSoul




Fabric Gift Pouch Tutorial by Lisa and Sarah, from A Spoonful of Sugar


Fabric Basket with Drawstring Top ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Fold Flat Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoeboxes


Simple Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoe Boxes


Small Lined Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Pyjama Bag ~ Tutorial by Lisa and Sarah, from A Spoonful of Sugar




Adult Rope Back Pack ~ Tutorial by Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice


Drawstring Shoulder Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way




Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Noreen, from Crafty Journal




Double Skein Yarn Bag ~ Tutorial by Niki, from Roonie Ranching


Reusable Fabric Gift Bags ~ Tutorials by Pam, from Threading My Way


Penguin Gift Bag by Sandra, from Sandra Sews ~ based on In Color Order's tutorial


Reusable Gift Bags ~ Tutorial by Teresa, from Keeping it Real


Drawstring Bags by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads ~ tutorial by Sew Scrumptious


Easy Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Joy, from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots


Simple Unlined Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam. from Threading My Way


Bow Tie Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Joy, from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots


Mini Carry Bag by Sherry, from Sew It Sherry ~ tutorial by Pink Penguin


Matchbox & Hot Wheels Drawstring Bags ~  Tutorial by Cheryl, from Simply Shoeboxes


Snowman Drawstring Bag by Kathy, from Running with Rocket ~ tutorial by Sandra Sews


Denim Jeans Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Drawstring Bags by Fay, from Monkey Makes Three ~ tutorial by In Color Order




Small Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial from Crafting for Shoeboxes


Selvedge Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way




Over the years, I've experimented with various ways of wrapping presents, and I'm pleased to say I haven't purchased commercial wrapping paper for a couple of years now. That doesn't mean I don't use Christmas wrapping paper...


... that's me! Each festive season I accumulate a store to reuse the next year.

Kid painted wrapping paper always goes down well, too, as does wrapping presents in pillowcases

Since I began blogging, I've sewn many, many fabric gift bags - not all of them appear on Threading My Way. I plan to make a few this month. The rest of my presents will be wrapped with brown paper and embellished in one way or another.

I am well aware that not everyone likes or appreciates handmade. Have you ever gifted a present with reusable wrapping? If so, how was it received?

When wrapping gifts, think about the age of the recipient. Some of the bags in this post are not suitable for young children due to the length of the cords, small beads, etc.

Learn how to use fabric to make reusable wrapping bags. Tutorials at Threading My Way


... Pam




1 comment:

  1. Oh most definitely I gift with reusable bags for most of my gifting. They make a great presentation because they can be personalized to suit a theme or a favourite colour, they can be reused by the recipient for storage or for another gift, and they use a nice amount of stash - win/win/win :) A few minutes ago I grabbed a cute paper pieced Rudolph pattern from Craftsy to make some Christmas gift bags :D 'tis definitely the season!

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