A fun way to present a handmade or store-bought gift is in a bag made of a fabric design that fits the gift. Sometimes you can use a bit of fabric left over from the project itself, such as this bag for Katy’s superhero cape with a “K” logo for a-la-mode:
Other times, you can use a themed fabric, such as this beach-designed bag for the swimsuit cover-up I made for Danielle and bunny/carrot fabric for a carrot and book for a toddler Easter gift:
It’s also fun to find fabric that matches books. Here is some Mr. Men fabric for a drawstring bag for a set of books for Kira and some Nancy Drew fabric for a tote bag full of books for Ally and Miranda:
A final idea is to add embroidery to “regular” fabric to fit the theme, such as this bag for cookie cutters:
I love making drawstring bags and totes when I need a quick “sewing fix,” so this is definitely win-win. Thank you for checking them out! ♥
These bags are wonderful! What thoughtful gifts. That Nancy Drew fabric is the coolest ever!
I’d be delighted to receive one of these!
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These are so cute and I love them! I have had the ‘sewing’ bug lately, and I will make some of these with fabrics from my stash. Thank you for sharing these! Enjoy your creative and family time!
Your sewing projects are all so very cool! Hand made gifts like that are so special! Hugz Lisa and Bear
What a fun idea! I especially like the three bags that match the book titles. Where did you find that wonderful fabric?
They’re the best, longer lasting, can be used for other ideas, keepsake, etc. Yours turned out nicely. Blessings Always, Mtetar
This is fantastic! I never thought of doing this for gifts! It’s like a bit of a bonus gift! I actually once went to a market where the stall holder put your purchases in a drawstring or crochet bag she had made with scraps. Everybody got one regardless of the value of the purchase!
This is a great idea, and not just for kids! I see family Christmas gifts in the near future…. : )
Loved those. What a nice way to carry around a new book. Or an old one for that matter. 🙂
We could spend a lot of time together looking of fabric and thinking of books to pair with different designs! Or maybe that wouldn’t be good for the budget.! What a wonderful creative idea . . . and super gift! Love you – S
Love the bags and the special matching fabrics you find. Great for gifts and I need one for my cookie cutters – much better than a plastic bag.
A very nice idea!