Emily Falconbridge is a free spirited creative soul who has been working as a writer and designer in the scrapbook industry for years. Her love for photographs and creating began when she was very young and she loves to used mixed media in her scrapbooks and play around with new techniques. She is mama to 3 and you can catch up with her here.

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Green Gift Wrapping: Fabric Bag How To

Here is a green gift wrapping idea— fabric sacks. These can be brought out year after year and are so simple to make! Apart from being eco-friendly, they are quite handy for ‘wrapping’ bulky or strange shaped items – pop the gift in the bag and tie the top with the attached ribbon! My mother made these when I was a child and I’m pleased to be carrying on the tradition with my little family!

What you will need to create fabric sacks:

Cotton fabric

Matching thread

Sewing machine

Fabric scissors


Pins (optional)


1. Cut 2 rectangles or squares in chosen sack size from your fabric.

2. Lay one on top of the other, with fabric pattern facing inwards.

3. If you wish to pin, pin 3 sides together.

4. Use a straight stitch to sew up the 3 sides with your machine.

5. Fold back approx ½ an inch all around the top – pin and sew.

6. Flip the sack the right way out. Attach the ribbon to the sack (a few inches at least from the top) with a zig-zag stitch.

7. Put gift inside, tie closed with ribbon, add a tag and pop under the tree!


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