How to Make a Quick Gift Pouch

Quick-Sew Gift Pouch

By Erin Huffstetler | 10/18/2020 | No Comments

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This fabric gift pouch looks fancy, but sews up in a flash. It’s the perfect size to wrap jewelry, or another small gift, and so cute it’ll become part of the gift. You only need a small amount of fabric and ribbon to make one, so it’s a great use for your scraps.

Let’s make one together!

Front View of Gift Pouch

How to Sew a Quick Gift Pouch

What You’ll Need:

Optional (but nice to have):

Gift Pouches in Two Sizes

This gift pouch starts with two squares of fabric. The size of the square determines the size of the pouch. I made the small pouch with a 9.5″ x 9.5″ square. It’s a good size for jewelry. I made the larger pouch with a 12.5″ x 12.5″ square. It’ll fit a gift roughly the size of an apple.

What You Do:

Cut Fabric for Gift Pouch

Cut out two squares of fabric.

Sew a Quarter-Inch Seam Around Pouch

Match them up right-sides facing. Then, sew a 1/4-inch seam around all four sides, leaving a couple inches open for turning.

Turn Pouch Right-Side Out and Sew Opening Shut

Turn the square right-side out. Fold in the open seam, and stitch it shut.

Mark Center of Each Side of Pouch

Then, mark the center of each side. You can find this with a ruler, but it’s faster to just fold the square in half and mark the creases. Once you’ve marked the center of each side, measure and mark 3/4-inch on either side of center.

Fold Corners of Pouch In

Now, fold the corners in, lining the edges up with the marks that you made on either side of center.

Sew Corners Down With a Half-Inch Seam

Sew the corners down with a half-inch seam. This will create a channel for a ribbon drawstring.

Thread Ribbon Through the Outer Channel of Gift Pouch

To finish your gift pouch, use a safety pin, or a bodkin, to feed a ribbon through all four channels, until it comes back out on the side you started. Leave a three-inch tail on both ends of your ribbon. Then, tie the ends together, so they can’t pull through the channel.

Thread a second ribbon through the channel, starting on the opposite side of the pouch.

To fill your bag, flip it over, so the triangles are facing down. Then, place your gift in the center, and pull both drawstrings to cinch up the bag. Tie the ribbons in a bow, and your gift is ready for giving.

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