I love things that can be used again. Here are some little bags that have a multitude of uses-one of which is a gift bag. They are simple to make and the recipient can find a new use for it after they receive their gift.
This beautiful colorful fabric is from Jennifer Paganelli's new collection called Dance With Me. I had the pleasure of buying it at her open house this past weekend in Connecticut. Jennifer is just a lovely person. If you ever can make it to one of her open houses you should go! Her home was chock full of the most delightful things made with her eye candy fabrics. I could buy one of everything!I have a thing for painted clothes pins. Is that weird? I like to use them for different things---one of which is as a closure for a gift. And again-re usable!
These could also be favor bags for a party, wedding shower, baby shower, etc. Just tailor the fabric to suit the occasion. I did a tutorial last fall that was similar to this one. I am going to do it again because this one has a much thinner lining.Start out with four rectangles of fabric. This size will depend on how big you want the bag. I used 9" by 11" fabric which yielded a bag about 8" by 9".
Line the fabric that will be your exterior with 3 layers of iron on interlining. This will give the bag a little heft so that it will stand up. If you make the bag any bigger that the one I made, you may want to add more layers of interlining.