Quick and Easy Gift Bag

I was up early on Sunday. Not by choice. {sigh} But since we were up, the kids really wanted to watch the cartoons which left me with an unexpected opportunity to sew – yay!

I really wanted to have a go at the gift bags from Kelly at Em Ay Kay Ee. Kelly did a whole series of tutorials using a charm square pack to make a tote bag, sunglasses case, key chain decoration and more last year that I loved, so I was sure this new tutorial would be great too.

It was easy. Her instructions were clear step-by-step with pictures and animated gifs. (How do you make those, Kelly, because I was really impressed by them?) I wasn’t very adventurous with the fancy stitching like she had done. I just did zig zag. But next time I’d probably have a go.

So by breakfast time I had a bag done. What a lovely way to start my day!

Edit: I found Em Ay Kay Ee was at www.kellyrachel.com but it seems to be broken at the moment so I have removed this link
Edit: I have searched and searched for another copy of this pattern but this is the closest I could find: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6295/origami-purse
Sharing on some of these parties…
Everyday – It’s a Blog PartySocialize with Me Monday to Sunday
Monday – Keeping it SimpleCraft-O-ManiacThe Girl CreativeThe Trendy TreehouseCRAFTMaking the World CuterMad in CraftsSumo’s Sweet StuffBetween Naps on the PorchTools Are For WomenIt’s So Very CheriSkip to My LouSew Can DoPolly Want a CrafterMake it for MondayUntil Wednesday CallsInspire Me MondaysCreative Bloggers Party
Tuesday – All Thingz RelatedSugar BeeNew NostalgiaCreative ItchThese Creative JuicesMy Delicious AmbiguityToday’s Creative Blog-Get Your Craft On!, Handmade TuesdaysGlam Party
Wednesday – It’s So Very CheriBeyond the Picket FenceBlue Cricket DesignTrendy TreehouseTea Rose HomeSomeday CraftsMy Backyard Eden,Sew Much AdoNight Owl CraftingMy Girlish Whims
Thursday – Fireflies and JellybeansHouse of HepworthsSomewhat SimpleSeven Thirty ThreeThe Train to Crazy, PonyTails and FishScales
Friday – A Little Knick KnackFingerprints on the FridgeIt’s Fun to Craft!, It’s a Hodgepodge LifeSimply Sweet Home,  Remodelaholic,Momma’s Kinda Crafty, Crafty FridayFree for AllSassy Sites


P.S. Like what you've read? Get all my Crafty Updates in your Inbox once a Week!

I love to chat so please leave me a comment.

Don't stress if your comment doesn't appear immediately - sometimes I have to moderate comments thanks to spam visitors, but the comments from real readers will always get published. Scroll down to add your thoughts or ask a question.


  1. Karen Barrie says

    Hi Tonya,

    I can’t seem to find the directions for this wonderful bag !!! I would love to make some for our nieces…it is the perfect size for them to take on a car trip….

    Thanks for your help..Karen

  2. Pkae says

    Howdy do. :-) I just had to comment about the Kelly site. I had all the tuts for the whole set FOUR years ago. At that time there were 2 sisters/friends? involved and not at any of the sites you listed (can’t even remember now). After a major hunt online, I finally gave up.

    Altho I had the whole sets tuts, my computer died along with all but one tote bag I had put on a disk. I LOVED her/their stuff but have no idea what happened to her/them. Just nice to know I wasn’t losing my mind and someone else had lost the site(s) too.

    The tote tut I have is bare minimum and not even a pic of the finished product. I kind of lost my desire to try it, but intend to some day soon.

    Just FYI :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>