I am so excited! My friend told me about how they use fabric bags. She said that they have been doing them in her family for 30 years, started from another friend (whose grandmother or mother sewed old tea towels and fabric scraps together to save money). She sews fabric bags
with the ribbons attached. It makes wrapping a snap, and they are keepsake bags
, used over and over in the family. I cleaned out my closet, as well as going to the fabric store. I bought lots of Christmas fabric at 70% off, about a yard each. I ended up making 74 bags
of all sizes. This was our first test. I have 11 presents for Kyler, who is turning 7 tomorrow. It took less that 15 min. to "wrap" them and tie the ribbons. I was so excited! Worth any amount of money for that! I wonder if you could get work as a professional gift wrapper? Anyway, I had 2 foam swords, that were long and awkward to wrap, but there was a bag big enough. Plus weird shapes for Star Wars and Lego stuff. I am thrilled. I can't wait until next Christmas! Many of the fabrics are sentimental to us also. The blue/green one near the front is from a Pool coverup robe I made Kyler. The purple/black leopard is from Ilea's pajamas, and the small blue stripes near the front is from Kyler's old PJ's that I had made for him. I don't sew a lot, but I can manage a bag, and it was a great way to use scrap fabric that I couldn't bear to part with. They really look great, and the Christmas ones are going to be really pretty!