christmas present sack
Sew up a homemade gift bag to stash their loot!
Follow Amber’s lead and have a go at sewing your own present sack, using fun and festive fabric.
Our easy-to-follow project requires only basic sewing skills and is the perfect way to keep your gifts organised and give them extra wowfactor this year. Look out for good-value fabrics to help keep the cost down – try Plush Addict, Dunelm or Hobbycraft for plenty of pretty choices.
1Cut two pieces of fabric measuring 70cm long x 50cm wide. Take the first piece and fold the two long sides over by 1cm, press, fold again and press to hide raw edges. Fold the top edge in by 1cm and press. Then fold the same edge by 4cm and press (this will be the casing for ribbon). Pin and sew in place.
2Repeat step one with the second piece of fabric. Pin the two pieces, right sides together and, starting at the bottom of the casing, sew down one side, along the bottom and up the other side. Stop at the bottom of the casing. Turn the sack right side out and iron.
3Attach the safety pin to the end of the length of ribbon and thread it through the 4cm casing of the sack. Once you’ve gone all the way through to the other end of the casing, pull the ribbon taut to close the sack. Tie the ribbon ends together in a knot to finish, and trim off any frayed strands.
Why not make an individual sack for everyone in the family as part of their christmas present using different fabrics for each person
DO IT IN 2hrs reindeer cushion, £16; alarm clock, £15, both m&co. snow globe, £7, Wilko. Felt advent calendar, £21, the Contemporary home. tejn rug, £10, ikea