Make a gift bag from an old T-shirt

Miss Thrifty1 December 22, 2015

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This is an advertorial and I received a fee to create a craft idea for

Hold onto your horses, the sewing machine is out:

diy christmas gift bag sewing

Tesco Living challenged me to create a twist on a craft idea: upcycling an old jumper into a gift bag. While I don’t have many old jumpers kicking around the place – I wear them and love them until they fall off and crumple into a pile of woolly dust – we have a surfeit of long-sleeved T-shirts belonging to my husband.

Even if you are a reluctant seamster or seamstress, you can turn a T-shirt sleeve into a small gift bag in less than 10 minutes. And if you are wrapping homemade gifts such as jams, preserves or other sweet treats in jars, a sleeve-sized gift bag is a perfect fit.

As part of my challenge, I also added my recipient’s name to the finished gift bag – in letters cut from felt, rather than a gift tag.

You can find more information, along with images of my finished gift bag, on the Tesco Living website.

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1 Response to “Make a gift bag from an old T-shirt

Amandah says:

I haven’t heard hide nor hair from you in Lord knows how long Miss Thrifty.
Good to see your still with us, (as late as I am myself catching up with my Bloggers)
I’ll check out the finished product soon as.
Hope you & Thrifty Toddler are well?

January 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm

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