One of the "gifts from the studio" projects I did way back in October but never blogged about are my reusable gift bags. I saw this on a bunch of blogs, but the one that made an impression was from Amanda Soule last Christmas.
I made my bags even less complicated than hers! I found some leftover upholstery fabric when I cleaned out the linen closet. I think if the piece has already been recovered again, it's safe to use the fabric for something else, don't you?
All I did was take a long piece (sorry, no precise measurements. I used what I had) and hemmed the short ends. Then I stitched up the sides - no fancy French seams for this project! - and stuck a gift inside. I can't tell you what it is because The Pit Boss has recently started reading my blog (everyone say hi!) and it's for him.
I tied a bow around it and called it done. Quite possibly, it took less time than finding scissors and tape and wrapping the gift. For sure next year when I can just pull them out, I will be so thankful!
Also, this is a great procrastination project when you really should be folding laundry or making your next Modern Block.
Did I say that out loud? Just kidding, Hon! The laundry is completely caught up! ~nod nod nod ~