Making a Gift Bag can be as simple as sewing three sides of a square (or rectangle), hemming the top, and using a ribbon to tie the bag closed.
Or, as elaborate as making mitered corners, a casing to hold the ribbon that will tie the bag, and a buttonhole opening for the ribbon.
You can even line the bags if you want to be fancy.
If you have a large flat-bottomed gift to wrap, you can add a bottom to the bag. If you want to add a bottom you will need four sides for the gift bag, rather than two.
- Measure the bottom of the gift
- Add 1/2" all around for the seams, and cut out your fabric bottom
- Cut and sew together the four sides of the bag, leaving 1/2" unsewn (seam allowance)
- Sew bottom piece to the (sewn) sides, using the 1/2" seam allowance