Holiday Sack

What do you do when you have only ONE gift left to wrap and NOT enough gift wrap left on the roll…and only a few too small gift bags? You go to your fabric stash, of course. If you are lucky you will find some left-over Christmas prints or at least a solid in a seasonal color.

Then with a simple straight stitch, you can create one of these:

Christmas 2010 002

Just cut a rectangle a little larger than the item to be wrapped. With right sides together sew down one side, across the bottom, and up the other side. Hem the top, and you have a simple gift bag.  If you want, you can take the time to sew a strap from the fabric to use to tie the top closed. I just used some hemp twine that coordinated well with the fabric…ribbon would work also. As a bonus, after the gift is opened, the bag can be stored away for future Christmases!

Check out Stormy Hen Holidays to see the yummy Oreo Truffles that I made earlier this week. They are super easy to make and are great gifts (if you can prevent your family from eating ALL of them!).