Saturday, August 11, 2012

Free Fabric Gift Bag Tutorial


Well, ladies and gentleman, Stampin' Up is having a massive-super-awesome clearance sale on some of their fabric, and I was lucky enough to get a stash at convention, soooo.....I have been busy here putting together a picture tutorial for these awesome little gift bags I made out of my pile. Let me just say that I have a ton of motivation to share but lack some picture editing skills, so bear with this post as you scroll down to see how these babies were made:) If anything seems unclear or if you want to order some goodies, just email me for details!

* Note: Full-on disclosure here...I am a LAZY seamstress:) This project requires sewing only 3 straight stitches. If you don't want to or can't sew, you could using fabric binding stuff or probably even sticky strip to put these bags together.

Items you will need: Fabric (cut 9 x 7"), seam binding or ribbon, clothespins, designer paper, sewing machine (or fabric binding stuff/maybe even sticky strip?), cute stamps.




 Really, you will just be sewing ONE side and the bottom. I am always looking for sewing shortcuts!





All together now!

Yay! I sincerely hope this tutorial made sense. These great little bags were inspired by Laura Milligan at Stampin Up's 2012 Convention. To order the items I used, check out this section:



Scentsational Season Stamps and Framelits Bundle. For only $32.95, you get 6 stamps consisting of a gingerbread boy, christmas tree, candy cane, hot chocolate mug with steam, and a star. PLUS, you also get the framelits to cut them out using your Big Shot. That's what I did! You can also get lots of matching seam binding for all your projects. I used: Very Vanilla Seam Binding & Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. Thanks for looking! Cheers!


I am entering this project in a few challenges this week:













17 comments:

  1. What great little gift bags. Love the images and how you decorated the clothespins. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  2. These are such super cute gift bags!! Great idea on how to use all the extra fabric we might have!! Thanks so much for the tutorial too!!

    I will be featuring these adorable gift bags on My Crafty Picks #73 on 8-12-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

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  3. How adorable and simple!! Love that! Such a pretty and nice project. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

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  4. WOW - these gift bags are SO great! Love the traditional patterns and colors. Well done!
    PS: In case you're not aware of it - you've got Word Verification turned on. To have more people leaving you some lovely comments on your fab work, you should consider to turn it off.

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  5. Carol SteinbrecherAugust 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Hi Jen, These are fabulous! Love mine from our last meeting!

    Thank you, Carol

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  6. wow these are fabulous thanks for joining in with our challenge at crafty catz hugs sassy

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  7. love this TFS!
    melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

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  8. These are fabulous - great tutorial - love the images thanks for playing along at Delightful Challenges this week hugs judith x

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  9. Too fun and TOTALLY pinned! What a genius idea! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! ;D

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  10. What a cute idea, love it! Thank you for sharing with us @ Delightful Challenges this week :)

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  11. Lovely Christmas bags!
    Thank you for participating in this week's FD Fabulous Friday challenge.
    Liva ❤

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  12. Super cute! I saw that class and Laura Mulligan inspired me too. I made the larger goody bag with diecut flowers on it.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  13. Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

    I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

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  14. what adorable gift bags and thanks for the great tutorial. So glad you shared with us at Delightful Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  15. I found your blog threw DIY home sweet home. Really like the idea of the cloths pin with the stamp cut outs on the cloths pin. Where did u get your material that you used for the bags? It was not mentioned in the blog.
    deana

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  16. GREAT idea!!! Will have to try this, see if my mom can help as she does sew, and I do not. Ronnie

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  17. LOVE THEM, especially the one with the gingerbread boy. THANKS for sharing!!

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