We have been working on some Christmas crafts this week. Our latest sewing project are these silhouette drawstring gift bags made to coordinate with our Metallic Christmas theme. I found the perfect fabric for the gift bags – Mirror Ball Dot in Snow by Michael Miller Fabrics – it has shiny pearl dots on a white background. They add some luxe to the project and suit our Metallic theme, whilst still being a great low volume background fabric. Gift bags are a fun way to package small items and add a home made touch. Drawstring bags can be easily repurposed as they are really handy to store lots of small items.
I made a basic drawstring bag (measuring 6 x 8 inches) using satin rattail cord for the drawstring. I added a silhouette of a deer head using black heat transfer material. I cut the image out with my Silhouette Portrait and then ironed it in place. It was my first time using heat transfer material and it was easy to use – I am now dreaming up lots of uses for it. I found the deer head design at the Silhouette design store.