The other day I showed you my latest Quilt As You Go Zippered pouch - a gift for a friend. As I so often do now, I wrapped the present in a drawstring gift bag.
Do you recognise the fabric? It's the Japanese cotton I recently scored at an Op Shop (Thrift Store). I love this fabric and it's perfect for a drawstring bag!!!
I modified the Drawstring Gift Bag tutorial to fit the zippered pouches.
- Cut fabric to 13" x 9" (33cm x 23cm)
- Measure 1¼" and ½" from the top when making the hole for the drawstring casing.
- Measure 1" from the corner seams when making the boxed corners. ie; the corner will end up at 2".
I made the bag with text and numbers first. The zippered pouch fits, but perhaps a little too snugly. so I made the Japanese fabric bag slightly wider. I love this fabric, too - Figures Linen Numbers, by Zen Chick, for Moda Fabrics. I chose it for the gift bag, so it would match the same fabric in the zippered pouch. I've also made a pair of boys shorts in it, too.
Even though both fabrics are favourites, I have to say, I do prefer the Japanese cotton as a gift bag. Having purchased 2m, there's enough for LOTS of gift bags. Which bag do you like the best?
For more unique ways to give presents, check out the Gift Wrapping link party here at Threading My Way.
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