How to Make Christmas Gift Bags that No One Could Ever Resist

Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project

Hello Ladies!

Two more sleeping nights and it’s Christmas Day! OOOOO MMMMMMM GGGGGG!

How time flies to fucking fast!

Good thing I’ve done my Christmas preparations including shopping, sorting and wrapping gifts, and also the distribution to my awesome family and friends.

Christmas season is so much fun – and it is also very tedious season, and yet I still LOVE it! Like they always say, this season only happens once in a year so why not rock it and kick ass, right?!

While I was sorting the gifts and wrapping it one by one, I was also simultaneously taking some photos for this post, and finally I’m going to share you how to make a Christmas bag that no one will ever resist.

And why is that?

It’s because I’m sharing you something that is just not an ordinary Christmas bag – but a fabulous Christmas bag that your friends can still use again and again – or even save for the next Christmas and use it to wrap their gifts 2.0.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Here’s what you’ve need and actually a no-brainer:

You’re choice of fabric – but I’ve chose something a bit medium thick (usual the fabric that is used for curtaining). I was lucky enough to grab this Christmas printed fabric from Market Market mall.

I’ve bought 1 metre for only Php60.00. Good deal huh?!

Measuring tape, or if you don’t have – your kid’s ruler will do.

A pair of fabric scissor (not your kid’s paper scissor, I’m telling you it won’t give you that proper cut.

Needle and thread, and pins to secure the fabric

Optional:  fabric marker


So in this tutorial, let me disclosure to you that I’ve sewn these Christmas bags with my hands, because I still don’t have my own sewing machine. Thank God I wasn’t a sleepy-head student in grade school when my teacher taught us how to sew by hand, LOL. Kudos for her though.

But a hundred more applause for my Momma for allowing me to sew anything at home, well to the point I have to snag her curtain and turn it into my Barbie’s dress, LOL.

Ohhh deary – If Santa is listening and reading (or maybe mocking this post), please ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A BROTHER SEWING MACHINE, LOL

Yes and I’m not ashamed to say it that LOUD!

And IF Brother Philippines is reading this post, and wants to surprise me a sewing machine – then hell yeah! I definitely wouldn’t resist, baby!

(For the meantime, I’ve been thinking of getting an insurance for my hands, because these are too talented AF, LOL).

Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Lay down your fabric on a flat surface, and start measuring the fabric. For the body, I am cutting (1) one piece of fabric in 12inches x 20 inches, and (2) two pieces of fabric in 2inches x 20 inches as for my straps.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Then start sewing the edges!

This work will be much faster if you have a sewing machine! HUH, the sewing machine ohh please Santa!


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Sew the all the sides and connect the corners to form the bag.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Do the same sewing to the straps to clean out the edges.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Sew the strap to the body, and make a cross stitching, to secure the straps.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Voila! My handmade Christmas Bag!


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Making these bags made me so excited because it gives more personal touch to the receiver. I like personalizing my gifts and spending my time doing it. It gives more character and just some generic ones.


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


Wrapped your gifts with colored Japanese tissue paper, tied it with ribbons and place it inside your handmade Christmas bags.

The good thing about it is, they can reuse it for many times!


Christmas goodie bag ideas for adults, DIY Christmas bags, DIY Project


I made six (6) Christmas bags from a one (1) meter fabric that I’ve bought, and that’s amazing!

You can do the same procedure if you want a bigger bag. Be creative and explore possibilities!

When I gave these Christmas bags to my friends, they got soo delighted! Now they are requesting me to make a bigger bag for them, and even offered to provide me materials to do it, because they don’t know how to hand sew.

Now I became their little birdie, LOL

Hope this simple tutorial will help you this holiday season.

What more important is be all be happy and be thankful for whatever we have and don’t have.


xoxo, Blair



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35 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Wow, this handmade bag is simply amazing and so stylish, perfect for Christmas gifts! It’s not surprising that your friends asked you to make a bigger bag for them! You’re so creative! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  2. What a lovely Christmas bag this is! I'd love to make one but I am so lazy to bring out my sewing machine.

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  3. oh wow... why are you so creative... i am so jealous.. I am so lacking in that area... huhuhu

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  4. These are cute bags. Maybe small enough and easy enough for someone like myself that doesn't like to sew. I could see making these as goodie bags for a birthday party too. Great idea!

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  5. It looks pretty babe. I was thinking how to wrap my Christmas pressie last night. Your idea will be useful for me next time ^^

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  6. so pretty!!! both you and the gift bag...maybe next year i should come up with my own line of gift bags...hahahha... and i love your new layout... <3

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  7. ah this post is just in time. I wanna wrap my gifts in this way this year

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  8. Cute diy christmas gift bag! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is a very cute gift idea.Not only for Christmas but other times toI. LovEd the tutorial

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  10. This is so cute, it makes the perfect gift bag! Thanks for sharing! x

    http://twentysomethingmuddle.com

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  11. This is such a cute and easy DIY! The bag looks fabulousn! I'm totally going to try it! Thanks, Nikki!
    Merry Christmas

    xoxo
    Radhika
    Expressing Life

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  12. wow! lovely! I am a fan of all kind of handmade stuff, this is a great DIY idea! Thanks for sharing it :) cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  13. Christmas was so much fun. This is so creative and thoughtful of you. I really love the creativity used and such preparations are very important for the festive season.

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  14. Those are super cute! I love doing crafts and these look like a nice keepsake.

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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    1. And you can also reuse it over and over.
      Thank you for visiting Isaly!

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  15. I'm always trying to be creative with packing presents. But that mainly means that I'll try to 'hide' what it is. We often give each other DVDs. So then I pack it in a huge box, so you won't see it's a DVD haha. I love this christmas bag. It looks so great! I'll definitely keep this in mind for next year.

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    1. Hello Carola :)
      But a limited-edition DVD is soo awesome! Thank you for stopping-by :)

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  16. an edging machine would help save time on sewing the insides :) great way to save paper and also reuse

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    1. So true! Well next time I will have my sewing machine :)

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  17. This is a great idea and so much more personal. Would be nice to do this all year round. I'm going to try it for the next Birthday on the list.

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    1. Oh yes that's great! You just look for a nicely print fabric with birthday-themed :)

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  18. Wow what a perfect thoughtful little gift! I'm not just talking a gift for someone else, for yourself too! You are so good at arts and crafts. My sister in law loves making things like this so will pass your post on :)
    Ree Love30

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    1. Oh I feel humbled. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  19. What a sweet idea! And actually so easy and quick to make, it only needs some ideas or inspiartion by blogs like yours. Very neat :)

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  20. Simple and nice design of the bag. I love your creativity. Keep it up.

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  21. Woahh. This gift bag is so creative!! Thanks for giving me the idea.!!

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    1. You're welcome Ayue, and thank you for visiting my blog :D

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  22. Great tutorial and gift idea! I love the bag material and know my girlfriends would like a personalized gift such as this. Thanks for sharing.
    Maria/ www.noonetocompare.com

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    1. You are always welcome! Keep on visiting my blog for more DIY that you might try too :)

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  23. I love bags specially Tote bags. Even few days back, made a fringe tote bag. I need to have my hands on this now because of its cuteness. 😃

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    1. Oh you are soo sweet :D Thank you for liking my tutorial and for keep on visiting my blog :D

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