Fiskars Stamped Fabric Drawstring Gift Bags

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by Tammy Tutterow, Fiskars

Fiskars Stamped Fabric Drawstring Gift Bags

Simple to make!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut two pieces of fabric to the desired size. To fit a specific item, measure the width of the item using a soft tape measure from one side to the other at its widest point, around one side of the item at its highest point. Add 2 inch to the measurement on each side and to the bottom. Add 3 inch to the top.
  • 2
    To embellish solid color fabrics, stamp the cut pieces with stamps using an archival or fabric ink pad. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for heat setting if needed.
  • 3
    Place the two stamped pieces of fabric so that the stamped images are facing each other. Pin the two pieces together along the side and bottom edges.
  • 4
    Sew the two fabric pieces together along the side and bottom edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. After sewing, use pinking shears to trim along the sewn edges.
  • 5
    Leave the bag inside out. Turn the top (unsewn) edge down 1/2 inch. Press the fold in place.
  • 6
    Fold the top edge down again, this time making the fold 1 inch. Press the fold into place.
  • 7
    Sew along the two folds about 1/8 inch from the folded edges to create a casing.
  • 8
    Turn the bag right side out. Use a seam ripper to remove the stitches and open the outside side seams in the casing between the two stitch lines. Only open the seam in the casing on the outside of the bag, leave the seam intact on the inside. Do this for both of the two outside side seams.
  • 9
    Cut two strips of ribbon to use as ties for the bag. To determine the width, lay the ribbon folded in half across the bag. Cut it so that it is long enough to be about 1 to 2 inch wider than the bag on each side.
  • 10
    Place a large safety pin in the end of one of the two ribbon strips. Insert the safety pin in one of the side seam openings in the casing. Feed the ribbon through the casing bringing it back out the same opening. The ribbon should go in and out the same opening and be fed through the entire casing.
  • 11
    Repeat step 9 with the second piece of ribbon, this time going in and out the other open side seam.
  • 12
    Trim the ribbon ends with pinking shears. Tie the two ends on each side together in a small knot to prevent the ribbon from fraying or from being pulled out of the casing. To close the bag, pull the two ribbon ties at the same time.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Fiskars Ergo Control Rotary Cutter 45 mm 104678819
  • Fiskars Cutting Mat 24 inch x 36 inch 104678809
  • Fiskars Performance Softgrip Titanium NonStick Fashion Scissors 8 inch 104678855
  • Fiskars Micro Tip Craft Scissors 4 inch 104238671
  • Your Choice of Fabric (such as Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 100 Percent Cotton White 104542556 and/or Fabric Editions 2 Yard Fabric 100 Percent Cotton Red 104549174 )
  • Thread to Coordinate with Fabric (such as Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard White 104498362 or Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard Red 104498372)
  • Stamps of Your Choice
  • Archival or Fabric Ink of Your Choice
  • Morex Wired Sheer Ribbon 5/8 inch x 6 yard White 104193513
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron
  • Soft Tape Measure
  • Seam Ripper
  • Safety Pin