A couple of weeks ago I wrote a review of Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style. There were so many great projects in the book to be done “as is” and as inspiration for my own projects as well.
I really loved the Christmas Kringle Bag and it also reminded me of the project that Laura Bray shared earlier this year as a guest post Sew Up a Canning Jar Bag to Hold Canning Jar Rings. So I decided to make a bag for Christmas.
I cut a piece of fabric that was 36 inches long and 12 inches wide.
Then I added a bit of red velvet ribbon, a star cut out of gold fabric, a image printed onto printable canvas and a Kansashi Poinsettia from this post Kanzashi Flower Maker Poinsettias for Christmas Crafts.
I stitched them all down with my sewing machine.
TIP: When I’m adding multiple elements like this I always lay them out and play around with the placement until I get a look that I like. Then I take a picture of it with my cell phone so I remember how I wanted it.
Turn the bag so that the right sides are together and stitch along the sides.
Turn the top down and stitch.
Turn the top down again to create the casing for the pull string. Be sure to leave an opening to put the string in and out of.
Insert the pull string, I used a piece of trim leftover from a TV commercial I worked on, and give the whole bag a light press with the iron.
This bag is perfect for lots of different things:
- Christmas books to share with the kids or grandkids
- To store cookie cutters or other seasonal items
- A gift bag for all sorts of gifts
Just remember that if you are gifting books you might want to consider the size of the book before cutting out fabric.
Also, you could also make this much narrower and create a very charming bag for a gift of wine or other spirits.
The best part of this bag is that I created it using ONLY supplies I already had in the studio.
There are ZERO DOLLARS in this adorable thing! BONUS!