Monday, May 30, 2011

Burlap Gift Bag

I've been on the hunt for a cute gift bag to put the class quilt in that I made for Trouble's teacher.  I've also been staring at some burlap that I got a few weeks ago and have yet to use. So I decided to make my own gift bag out of the burlap.

I cut a strip of burlap and folded it in half. The good edges (the part that won't unravel) are at the top. The sides have been cut.

I sewed the sides leaving the top open.

Next I stitched the bottom corners.

Then I turned the burlap inside out and folded down the top a few times.

I decided to use these grommets to make the holes for the handles. I poked a hole through the top fold and then inserted the grommet pieces. (I just followed the instructions on the grommet package)

 I installed four grommets (two on each side).

Ribbon went through the grommets and got tied together to make handles.

The quilt fits perfectly in this easy bag that took about 10 minutes to make.


  1. Way too cute! I love your burlap gift bag. Thanks for such a thorough tutorial! I have lots of burlap stash and I hope to try this soon.

  2. This is so cool! I love Burlap!! Cute, cute!!

  3. Awesome! Cloth giftbags are so much nicer than paper ones. :)

  4. What a gorgeous bag! So simple to make too - but very effective!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. What a great idea and I'm sure the teacher loved it!

  6. burlap and grommets are two of the most handy crafting supplies!

  7. This is such a great idea. The bag looks wonderful and it can be used over and over again.


  8. Very sweet! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I cann't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. I like these bags! perfect for groceries! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday

  10. cute! great tute,
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can,

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