Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

When I want to give a small gift as a thank you or to make someone’s day I like to dress it up by presenting the gift in a little fabric drawstring pouch. These cloth napkin gift bags are “sew” easy to make and they cost about 1/3 the cost of the cloth napkin! Gather a few simple supplies and your sewing supplies and join me.

Materials:

  • Cloth napkin
  • Thread
  • Baker’s string or thin ribbon
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Chopstick, paint brush or other stick type object

Instructions:

Fold the cloth napkin into fourths. Cut along the folds to yield four squares.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Fold the napkin fabric in half right sides together.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Stitch along the raw short edge and along the open side (as shown by the pencil marks below).

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Use the seam ripper to open a small hole in the edge of the top corner. Tie the string onto the safety pin. Feed the safety pin into the hole.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Push the safety pin along the inside of the top edge until the safety pin exits the other side.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Trim off the corner of the bottom edges.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Turn your gift bag right side out. Use the chop stick to poke the corners until they are pointed.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

Slide in your gift item…

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

…and tie the drawstring in a bow.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

These little cloth napkin gift bags are the gift that keeps on giving! They can be used again as gift bags for the next recipient. Or they can be used to protect valuables.

Sew Easy Anthropologie Cloth Napkin Gift Bags | Pretty Handy Girl

For a more embellished holiday version, read how to make these holiday gift pouches:

Sew Easy Holiday Napkin Gift Pouches | Pretty Handy Girl

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Comments

  1. What a brilliant idea, and they turned out so cute:)

  2. What a cute idea!

  3. Great idea, when I think of all the napkins I’ve gotten rid of for one reason or another. So easy too, thanks for this!

  4. Kerry Dean says:

    I especially like the green and red bags with the decorative stitching and buttons. She saws and sews; love it :)

  5. Brilliant, Brittany! Love the way you’ve used the napkin’s edge to such good advantage. I like to give little gifts, and these bags would be perfect for them. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m going to try this!
    Pinning and sharing on my FB Page!
    Have a great weekend,
    Leslie

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  1. […] Next up is a brilliant idea for a gift bag made from napkins. You could make tons of these for gifts or for your own personal use. Be sure to pick your favorite napkin patterns for this craft. Get the tutorial on how to make these napkin gift bags from Pretty Handy Girl here. […]

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