Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Small Lined Drawstring Gift Bags

Little drawstring fabric bags make a great alternative to wrapping paper. They not only look great, but can be reused instead of thrown away like paper. Win win - two gifts in one and no waste!!!


I whipped up a couple of little bags as thank you gifts for some people who were extremely caring during the hectic time for me before Christmas.


Using my own tutorial, I sewed lined drawstring bags, and popped some soap inside.


While I was at it, I made three extras. They're so quick to make - five bags cut out and sewn in one evening. 

Make a drawstring bag to use instead of wrapping paper. Great way to give a present. Threading My Way

For more reusable fabric bag inspiration, check out 50 Reusable Fabric Gift Bags.

What's your go to thank you gift?

... Pam




12 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmmmmm I quite often make a batch of cookies as a thank you gift! Sometimes there will also be a zipper bag - perhaps with a little something something inside :) It's very practical to have a stash of gift bags in varying sizes and fabric themes - a pretty bag will make even a small/inexpensive/everyday item seem special - and making the bags can bust a serious amount of stash! :)

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  2. These are lovely Pam. A bottle of wine is my usual thank you gift so I should whip up some bottle bags to have on hand as the handmade gift bags like yours brings a gift to a whole new level!

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  3. These are so lovely, and such a great idea. Such useful gifts as well as being good wrapping paper. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. And a bonus that they are quick and easy to make.

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  4. These bags are beautiful, Pam! Love the fabrics you used.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I almost didn't use the floral fabric. As a piece of fabric, it didn't appeal to me, but when sewn up, I was really pleased with the outcome.

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  5. Love drawstring bags and as you said handy for so many things around the home as well as gift wrapping. Saves throwing paper away.

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    1. ... and they're so easy to make. Thanks, Carolee.

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  6. Cute! These are perfect for small gifts. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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  7. These are perfect, and with a lovely soap inside too.
    My go to thank you gift is probably chocolates, just bars of regular snack size chocolate bars stuffed into a pretty mug. Actually that's my go to gift for all occasions which I can't think of anything else! That would fit nicely in a drawstring bag wouldn't it? :-)

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