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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!

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What you will need to create fabric sacks:

Cotton fabric

Matching thread

Sewing machine

Fabric scissors


Pins (optional)

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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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