#needleworkmonday :: Sewing a Gift Bag

in hive-127911 •  last month  (edited)

Happy #NeedleWorkMonday everyone!



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This week, I will visiting a friend at her new home and as a gift, I will giving her some indoor plants to add nature into her space. And with the plant, I thought that it would be nice to sew a gift bag to bring her the plant since I am on a roll after my last grocery bag project.

I have a piece of 40cm x 50cm polyester gingham cut cloth...
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... which I folded into half...
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...to cut 2 strips first as the handles.
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For the handles, I folded and sew the edges together, to make sturdier handles.
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Then, using a pin, I turned the sewn handles inside out.
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And sew down the handles so that they are nice and flat.
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Once the handles are ready, I went on sewing the bag edges, starting with the bottom.
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As I will be putting in a vase, I decided to double and triple sew the bottom hem to reinforce the stitches.
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I sewed the corners at the bottom of the bag to give the bag a base structure.
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And sewed the top and sides.
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To place the handles, I folded the bag to find the center and pin 4 sides...
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...for the handles to be placed equally distanced onto the bag.
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The handles are sewn firmly at each side.
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And the bag is ready...
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Placing the vase into the bag...
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It works alright :)
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Cute! I like it.

It's a lovely bag :D You make it look so easy, but I'm sure it's not xD

Whew! I love that! 😍 Great to give a gift that way. Can I also have those my friend? Hehehe! 😛

I love the colors.. It is a good idea and a lovely gift...

The gingham cloth you used is beautiful, I love the color, simply practical.

This is a lovely and sustainable idea to not only gift the flower but also a reusable bag as a wrapping. I love to wrap presenters, but I do not want to cause more waste, so I mostly use newspaper which I fold a bit more elaborate. But your idea to sew a bag is much nicer. How long do you need for such a project? (I see myself working for hous with woven fabric...😱)