More stuff for this bazaar in November, this is what’s on my cutting table: 49 Christmas bags, partly done.  I layered 7 different Christmas fabrics and cut them all out at once.  They’re all serged into bags already, turned wrong sides out still.  All raw edged tops of bags are serged as well, so they’re ready to turn down and sew for the drawstring casings.  I wrote a tutorial for creating 7 variously sized bags from one yard of fabric.  I referred back to it and found I hadn’t written the tutorial all that well.  I’ll have to fix it.  It’s not inaccurate but it’s definitely one of those tuts where you better keep your brain in geer while you’re doing it.

Here are the fabrics I used.  Since each yard makes 7 bags, and I used 7 yards, every bag in each collection will be a different fabric.  This went a lot more quickly than I thought it would.

I’m hoping to start a few families wrapping their Christmas gifts in bags.  It’s greener (think: all that Christmas paper garbage every year) and SO much faster to wrap this way.  No measuring, cutting, taping, and folding the paper.  Then measuring, cutting, taping, and tying the ribbon.  Just pop it in, pull it shut, tie and label.  Easy huh?

I’m linking up with TNTN WIP Wednesday.  The button is on the right.  Lots of very creative people share there!!


7 Comments on bazaar Christmas bags

  1. Mrs.Pickles says:

    every time you have a post about the bazaar i read the title and think oh she made something strange…and then my brain says no stupid read that again…lol
    Looks like you are going to have some lovely bags!!

  2. I know that people wrap gifts at christmas and the idea of bags for doing that is a pretty good idea! But in my house, which is somewhat different, we just stopped doing presents all together, then there is no waste at all! Also saves the mall crawl! I know, most people won’t go for that tho, especially the stores…

  3. Patti says:

    Getting a jump on Christmas! The bags are a great idea instead of wrapping paper.

  4. Kate says:

    Of course, the bag does limit the size of the present…room for a diamond ring, but not a Lamborghini ;)

  5. I love to wrap my Christmas gifts in reusable bags since it saves so much waste. The ones you made are lovely.

  6. Régina says:

    Another reason to use gift bags: sew them shut with a slightly de-balanced stitch and curious kids are foiled until you pull the thread on Christmas morning. Ask me how I found this one…..;-)

  7. Carolynn says:

    Great, Rita! We rarely wrap any more. It IS fun to do gorgeous packages and I have done many in my day, but now, I am old and practical :-)

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