Next Two Gift Bags

by Nancy

Here are my next two fabric gift bags. I made the larger one Thanksgiving weekend with the expert assistance of Marty and Ann. They taught me how to put corners on the bottom of the bag, similar to a grocery sack, so that the bag can accommodate a gift that is not flat. Last night I made the smaller bag, using what I remembered and Marty’s drawing to do it on my own. And it worked! Both bags are just slightly shorter than I would like for the gifts enclosed in them, but they work. I’m working on a formula for how high to cut the fabric in order for it to be tall enough to tie the bag easily. For the smaller one, I used a height of 2.5 times the height of the gift. I think I will try 3 times the gift height on my next one and see how that turns out. Of course, how thick the gift is affects the formula, but I have quite a few items that are about 3″ thick, so I am working on a formula for this thickness first. The larger bag is for my nephew and the smaller one will get mailed to Germany soon for Friedrich.

One Response to “Next Two Gift Bags”

  1. Ann says:

    Very cute, Nancy! Congratulations! And be sure to let us know when you achieve a useful and accurate formula for calculating the height of the bag. Inquiring Crackpots want to know.

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