With plain muslin cotton fabric, you can create a classy custom gift bag.

This is a good beginner project because it is straight forward, however, it uses several techniques.  It can be done (almost) entirely on a either serger or a plain sewing machine.

Some helpful tips:

  • use starch and iron everything (before, during and after construction)
  • use a cardboard/foamboard/plastic reenforcement  for the bottom