5min Reversible SacksThese bags are so easy to make you will be converted from wrapping paper in no time. In fact, making the ties will take longer than the bags themselves. I guess around 5mins or under once you have all your fabric and pieces. We give out lots of panettone for Christmas and I plan to give them in these bags this year. The bags pictured are the Santa sacks that will be used by the kids to collect Santa presents. I’ll post photos of the panettone along with a recipe tomorrow. You can print the instructions below using link on the tutorial section in the side bar.
- Two pieces of fabric any size from scrap to infinity. The sacks in the picture are 20”/50cm X full width of fabric 45”/113cm.
The sacks I used to wrap the panettone (next post) has lining fabric that is shorter in length. It creates an internal band inside using the outside fabric. The lining is 4”/10cm shorter in length when you cut. You continue to make the reversible sack the same as below. At the end when you push the lining fabric to the inside, pull it down to the end of the sack which brings some of the outside fabric to the inside. Make sure you take the ‘adjusted outside length’ of the sack into account when positioning your ties (further down the sack).
Ties – 6”/15cm X full width of fabric to make one tie. You can also use ribbon.
1. With right sides facing, stitch the short sides of the fabric together to form a fabric loop.
2. Bring the seams to the centre. Match up the seams and pin to keep them in place. The fabric pieces are now folded in half, seam to seam and right sides facing.
3. If you are going to use it the sack without reversing , you can add your ties into the seam now and pin. Locate it on the main fabric slightly below where the two fabrics have been stitched.
4. If reversing, make thread belt loops after making the sack to keep the tie in place. I was going to post a little tutorial on making these but there are some great ones out there you can use, such as a recent one by Oliver & S. You can also use a strong upholstery or embroidery thread and tie knots at short intervals (2mm).
5. Stitch lengthwise – both sides leaving a gap of 4”/10cm at the bottom of the lining material.
6. Pull the fabric through to the right side. Whipstitch or use small stitches to close the opening.
7. Push the lining into the bag. You’re done!