The Kunin Group Reusable Felt Gift Bag

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by Debi Schmitz, The Kunin Group

The Kunin Group Reusable Felt Gift Bag

Make your gifts even more special by making the gift bag yourself!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the glue.
  • 2
    Enlarge project template to 133 percent, then download and print.
  • 3
    Find 14 buttons of the same size in the package listed under supplies and put them aside.
  • 4
    Cut the following pieces of felt:
    2 Decorated Red or Solid Red 9 inch X 12 inch pieces for front and back of bag.
    2 Decorated Red or Solid Red 3 inch x 12 inch pieces for the sides of the bag.
    1 Decorated Red or Solid Red 3 inch x 9 inch piece for the bottom of the bag.
  • 5
    With right sides together, stitch the front to the side along a 12" edge with a ¼" seam allowance. Stitch the same side piece, opposite long edge to the back of the bag with right sides together. Stitch the final side piece to the opposite long edge of the back and then finally stitch the last long edge of this side piece to the remaining long edge of the front of the bag. (See Figure A of template).
  • 6
    Lightly iron the seams open. (Use a polyester setting on the iron and do not overwork or allow the iron to set. Tip: it might be helpful to use a practice piece of felt before actually ironing on the project.)
  • 7
    Carefully pin the bottom piece of felt in place, with right sides together to the bag. Pin the corners well.
  • 8
    Flip the bag inside out.
  • 9
    Cut a White piece of felt that is 1-1/2 inch x 24 inch and carefully glue in place at the top edge of the bag.
  • 10
    Cut 4 pieces of Solid Red felt that are 1-1/2 inch x 20 inch each. Glue 2 pieces together for a double layer carefully and allow to dry.
  • 11
    Glue one edge of a double strap inside the top of the left front of the bag next to the side seam. Glue the other end next to the side seam on the right front of the bag. Repeat with the other double strap on the back of the bag.
  • 12
    Cut out the Christmas tree of the Decorated Pirate Green or Solid Pirate Green felt. Glue it to the bag front.
  • 13
    Glue the ric rac to the front of the tree like garland, trimming the edges as you go.
  • 14
    Glue the buttons on to the ric rac in an ornamental pattern.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • 1/8 Yard of Solid White Felt
  • 1 Yard of Decorated Pirate Green Felt (if Decorated Felt is unavailable use Solid Pirate Green Felt)
  • 1/4 Yard of Solid Red Felt
  • 1/4 Yard of Decorated Red Felt (if Decorated Felt is unavailable use another 1/4 Yard of Solid Red Felt)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Trim-it 3 foot Rick Rack White 104788012
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons White 104544178
  • Beacon FABRIC-TAC Permanent Adhesive 8 oz. 104148492
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard Red 104498372
  • Sewing Machine
  • Needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
Download Project Template