How to Make a Last Minute Gift Bag

If you need a really pretty last minute gift bag this is the one for you. It can be made in minutes using just some ribbon and fabric. This pretty little gift bag its perfect for those tall last minute gifts. The best thing about these gift bags is that they are reusable. I love these for Christmas but they are good for birthdays and other special occasions. If you would like other simple gift bags check out this one.

I used two different Christmas fabrics for this project and some ribbon that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. But you could head to Amazon Fabrics or to get excactly what you want for your last minute gift bag. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make a Last Minute Gift Bag

Step 1: Stitch the Squares Together

Place the squares right sides together and stitch all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance but making sure to leave an opening on one side for turning.

Step 2: Turn Right Sides Out

Clip off the corners. Turn the square right side out through the opening. Press well.

Step 3: Topstitch

Topstitch all the way around the square making sure to enclose the opening as you go.

Step 4: Fold in the Corners

Fold in each corner by 3 1/2″. Press.

Step 5: Stitch the Corners

Stitch the wide end of the corners using a 1″ seam allowance. That will leave floppy corner points which will be the petals of the flower like shape for this last minute gift bag.

Step 6: Add the Ribbon

Thread one piece of ribbon through the casing you stitched in the corners of the square. Thread another piece of ribbon from the opposite side through the casing so that you can pull it closed form both sides. Tie the ribbon ends together on each side.

Step 7: Turn the Bag Right Sides Out

Once you have threaded and tied the ribbon turn the bag right sides out so that the petals are n the outside. you have now finished your last minute gift bag.

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