Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's a wrap...

I went to a baby shower this weekend for my lovely friend, Laura. Of course I procrastinated and didn't have a chance to get wrapping paper for her gift (nor do I keep any around the house). So, I just whipped up this little bag from wizard fabric I have in my stash. It look 2 minutes. Really. And it's so cute. And Laura can use it again if she wants to. And I'm not wasting paper that's just going to get thrown away.

Want instructions?
  1. Cut fabric into two squares or rectangles making sure they are the same size.
  2. Serge or sew the bottom together. A zig-zag stitch works just fine if you don't have a serger. You can also sew the layers with the right sides together if you want the seam on the inside.
  3. Serge or sew the sides together.
  4. Serge or sew the top of the bag (just to finish -- don't sew the two pieces together or you will have a flat pillow instead of a little bag). 
  5. Stuff bag with something delightful.
  6. Tie a string around the top of the bag to close it.
  7. Give it to someone!
This picture shows the stitching a little better. 


  1. This is so cute! It's such a great idea, I have tons of fabric scraps leftover, and this can be reused instead of thrown away.

    1. Yes! You could even do a patchwork bag and sew all of your scraps together first!

    2. Oh, so, nice. What did you put in the cute little wizard bag? Something you made perchance?

    3. Why, yes! I did make something to put in that little bag. I plan on posting it tomorrow.

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