On Tuesdays Throughout the Christmas Season we will be doing a Christmas Container Series. You can see last weeks Cookie Container here. You can also check out our Christmas Projects Page here. For my Christmas Container this week I decided to make Hand Embroidered Gift Bags!
I started off with tracing out my design on muslim. I used one of the pins that disappears with water to trace it. I cut out about a 12″x12″ square because I wanted it to fit in my hoop. I got this awesome patter from Sublime Stitching! I love their stuff and have a couple projects coming up with some of the designs!
I then embroidered it. I just did outlines instead of filling in everything. I’ve found that filling in every part is so time consuming and I just wanted these to be an easy and fun gift bag!
I then laid out my big squares and started cutting them down because I didn’t want them that big.
I decided to make them 8″ x 5″. This seemed like a great size for a bag to me!
I wanted to line this so the first thing I did was take another piece of muslim the same size as what I cut my embroidery out as and then put them wrong sides together. Then I seamed around the edges except for the top because I want this to stay open.
I did the same for the lining. I took two 8×5 pieces of the lining and put them wrong side together and seamed around the edges except for the top. I also left a hole about an inch open on the bottom that way I could pull everything through.
I then put one the embroidered bag inside the lining bag. I made sure that the right sides were facing each other. So, the embroidery faced the pattern side of the fabric. I then seamed around the open holes to sew them together. I couldn’t do this on my machine because these are smaller bags so I did it by hand.
Once this was done I pulled it through the hole so that you could see the right sides.
I then stitched up the small hole on the bottom of the lining and put the lining in the bag.
I will be putting some homemade vanilla that I will be posting about later in these cute little bags!
I absolutely love the way they turned out. I’ve made about 5 and have some more to make also! I will be putting some of these in my etsy shop once I get a couple more made!
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