Sunday, 18 November 2018

Up-cycled fabric gift bags

What do you do when a pair of your favourite PJ's get a huge rip in them? I could have patched them up, but instead, I decided to up-cycle them into six fabric gift bags to put Christmas presents in!

I simply cut the legs into four sections and then sewed along the bottom to create a fabric bag. The hem along the bottom of the legs created a casing that I threaded ribbon through to make drawstring bags. The remaining bags are simply tied with ribbons on the outside. I managed to use ribbons that I've had in my stash for a long time which makes this little project totally free!

A great stash buster and helps you use those worn out clothing items in your wardrobe into something useful that your family and friends will appreciate and hopefully use again!


  1. I've been doing almost the same thing this week! Not with PJ's though!! I love these, the red check and the wide black ribbon looks great together.

  2. What a great recycling save and how lucky they just happened to be in festive colours. The bags and the contents will be the gift!

    1. Yes, it worked out really well with festive colours!

  3. What an unfortunate place for a hole! Great save though and really useful. I have been making bottle bags from Christmas fat quarters that people keep giving me because they buy them, don't know what to do with them and then give them to me! Jo x

  4. This is such a great idea! The colours are perfect.