Handmade favor bags are great for small gifts such as cookies, chocolates, travel size toiletries, cosmetics etc.
Some of the gift bag ideas below are made from sheer fabric which is thin, see-through fabric, fantastic for making gift bags, because it's flexible and looks expensive, but it's not.
You can jazz up your gift bags by using different colored sheer fabrics or sewing ribbon or other things to your gift bags.
For the first gift bag, I made from white sheer fabric and I sewed a green lace ribbon down the front before I made the gift bag and tied it with a matching bow.
The pink one I made the same way but it has a red ribbon going through the top.
These two fabric gift bags are both filled with rice
This gift bag is a simple bag. I made it from a square piece of fabric and tied the top with a blue thin ribbon.
This gift bag is filled with artificial petals.
These next two gift bags, are made as the one above but I sewed two different colored ribbons onto the fabric (you can use matching thread when sewing) before I made the bag and tied the top with ribbon.
The other one I sewed mint green colored ribbon to the top of the fabric then I threaded the same colored ribbon through the ribbon I sewed.
The ribbon or fabric can co-ordinate with the color of your bridesmaids' dresses or their flowers.
A Mother's Day gift bag made with love. Easy to make from a scrap piece of fabric.
I made this from a piece of fabric I had left from another project.
The items inside this spring looking gift bag idea are;
A few sachets of bubble bath, body lotion, the ones you get as free samples (don't tell mom) or you can use travel size toiletries.
A small bar of soap, a white bath sponge and a small pumice stone.
I love to get travel size toiletries, and so will your mom if you make this gift bag.
Don't forget to attach a handmade gift tag with a message.
Fill these gift bags with delicious chocolates or homemade cookies.
If you choose travel size toiletries as your gifts, make the fabric gift bags a bit wider, about 2 inches wider, and this will be sufficient for 3 items.
I sewed a ribbon down the front (this is optional) before I made this fabric gift bag.
I filled the bag with chocolate cookies, and tied the gift bag with the same ribbon I used for the bag.
You could tie a thank you gift tag to your gift bag ideas. This would make the perfect thank you handmade gift bags for your friends.
If you are making a gift basket with a variety of dried fruit, trail mixes, chocolates, cookies..... for a Christmas gift basket
or Easter gift basket, you can make simple individual gift bags
to put these foods in and arrange them in your gift basket.
The basket on the left has 8 fabric gift bags all filled with dried fruits and a selection of nuts.
used a thin green and red ribbon to tie them with, and made some tags with
the names of the dried fruit and nuts I used.
When using fabric, use sheer fabric, because it's thin, a little bit see-through, flexible and comes in lots of pretty colors.
.. for a special party, wedding, birthday, Easter or other important occasions? Or maybe you made some to put into a gift basket?
Perhaps you received a special gift bag as a thank you gift?
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