Save yourself some cash by making your own velvet Santa sack and finish off with a gold ribbon tie for a luxe look. This sack could also be used as a drawstring bag all year round. HOW TO:
+ Cut a piece of velvet measuring 110cm x 70cm.
+ Turn over 5cm of fabric at the long edge and sew a seam wide enough for a ribbon to be pulled through. + Fold fabric in half, right sides together. Leaving the ends of the top seam open so you can thread through your ribbon, sew down unseamed side and along the bottom. Turn bag right way out and thread 1m of gold ribbon through the top seam to create the tie.
yhg Performance navy velvet, $14.39 a metre, gold ribbon, $3.99 a metre, from Spotlight. Navy cotton thread, $3, from Look Sharp. Marcello & Co Dulce chair, $699, from Farmers. Gold star and boxes stylist’s own.