Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags Sewing Tutorial

Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags Sewing Tutorial

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Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey from Team NZP! In this video we share how to sew our reusable fabric gift bags with Chocolicious Fabrics by Benartex!

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 302 Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags 

Join Deanna Springer and Dana Casey for this second sewing video of Stitch it! Sisters Season Three featuring our Exclusive Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags made with fabric rectangles and easy flat construction sewing techniques. This fun and easy sewing project is a quick project to make for seasoned sewers and an ideal first sewing project for beginning sewists!

Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags Sewing Sewing Project Bundle Box by the Stitch it! Sisters available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman ProductionsThen, head over to ShopNZP.com and purchase our Exclusive Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags Bundle Box that includes nine assorted 1/2-yard cuts of Chocolicious Cotton Fabrics by Kanvas Studio for Benartex Fabrics, nine yd. Satin Ribbon; and our Exclusive Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags Pattern. Our convenient bundle box includes everything you’ll need to make five or more Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags in five different sizes! You’ll supply the thread.

Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial 

Sew our Exclusive Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags with our easy flat construction and ribbon casing sewing tips! Fabric gift bags are fun to sew plus they’re reusable and may be repurposed many times over. Make several of our reusable fabric gift bags in an afternoon of sewing and present your next gift inside a beautiful fabric gift bag–made by you!

Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bag Supplies

Exclusive Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags Bundle Box featuring Chocolicious Fabrics by Kanvas Studio for Benartex Fabrics, or

Exclusive  Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags Pattern by the Stitch it! Sisters

Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner

Clover’s Chaco Liner Pen

Clover’s Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin

Clover’s Wonder Clips

Clover’s Flower Head Pins

Clover’s Rotary Cutter, mat, and ruler

Metrosene Plus Thread

Schmetz Chrome Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 80

June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy

Seam Stick

Sewing Machine and Serger

Iron

Optional: Tailor’s Clapper

 

JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

Note from Team NZP 

Preshrink fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray press and starch fabric with June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy — press and starch, press and starch.

Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

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In today’s sewing tutorial, we’re making our Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bag in size small. 

  • Choose one outer bag fabric and one accent fabric.

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Cut Fabric and Supplies

  • Cut two 4″ x 10″ rectangles for accent fabric strips.

Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Cut two 10″ x 13″ rectangles for outer gift bag.

Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Cut two 30″ lengths of ribbon and angle cut short ends to prevent fraying.

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Stitch

  • Align one 4″ x 10″ rectangle with one 10″ x 13″ rectangle, right sides together, at bag top as shown.
  • Pin.
  • Stitch or serve top edge forming bag front.

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  • Press seam towards bag.
  • Repeat steps above and stitch bag back.
  • Serge or zig zag around all outside edges of front and back bag units.

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  • Align bag front with bag back, right sides together, matching seams at sides. Pin.

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  • Set Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge at 6″, and mark a line at 6″ below top edge along one side seam using Clover’s Chaco Liner.
  • Adjust Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge to 6-3/4″ and mark a second line below first marking.
  • Repeat steps above and mark opposite side seam.

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Assemble and Finish

  • Pin bag front to bag back along side seams.

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  • Stitch side seams only.

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  • Be sure to skip stitching between marked lines.

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  • Press seams open using a seam stick.

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  • At bag bottom, use Nancy Zieman’s “Wrapped Corner” technique to “wrap” sideseams toward bag center – folding along previous stitched line.

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  • At sewing machine use Clover’s Straight Tailor’s Awl/ Stiletto to assist feeding fabric layers under presser foot and stitch bag bottom seam.

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  • Fold accent strip to bag inside, along seam.
  • Press.

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  • Set Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge to 3-1/4″, and mark a line across accent strip at 3-3/4″ below top fold – using Clover’s Chaco Liner.
  • Adjust Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge to 2-1/4″ and mark a second line across accent strip.

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  • Repeat steps above marking lines on reverse side. Pin.
  • Stitch in the round along marked lines.

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  • Turn bag right side out.
  • Use Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner to push out lower corners.
  • Press.

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Create Cinching Ribbon Ties

  • Using Clover’s Clip n Glide Bodkin, insert one ribbon into casing opening along one side seam.

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  • Insert ribbon all the way around bag and exit at the same opening as inserted. Remove Clip ’n Glide Bodkin.

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  • Tie a knot near ribbon ends.

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  • Using Clover’s Clip n Glide Bodkin, insert a second ribbon into opening at opposite side seam.

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  • Insert ribbon all the way around bag and exit at the same opening as inserted. Remove Clip ’n Glide Bodkin.

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  • Tie a knot near ribbon ends.

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  • Pull ribbons at opposite ends to cinch bag closed!

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Optional: Create Lower Gussets

  • Turn bag inside out.
  • Stack lower seam to side seam.
  • Adjust Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge to 1-1/2″ and align center of gauge to center of side seam.
  • Mark a straight line at 1-1/2″ inside lower corner, as shown.

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  • Stitch along marked line.
  • Repeat steps above and stitch opposite lower corner gusset.

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Add gussets to any bag to create a bag with depth. Note: Adding 1-1/2″ gussets at lower bag will shorten bag height by 1-1/2″.

  • Turn bag right side out.
  • Pull ribbons at opposite ends to cinch bag closed!

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Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bag Sewing Tutorial by the Stitch it! Sisters at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bag Supplies

Exclusive Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags Bundle Box featuring Chocolicious Fabrics by Kanvas Studio for Benartex Fabrics, or

Exclusive Sew-in-a-Cinch Gift Bags Pattern by the Stitch it! Sisters

Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner

Clover’s Chaco Liner Pen

Clover’s Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin

Clover’s Wonder Clips

Clover’s Flower Head Pins

Clover’s Rotary Cutter, mat, and ruler

Metrosene Plus Thread

Schmetz Chrome Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 80

June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy

Seam Stick

Sewing Machine and Serger

Iron

Optional: Tailor’s Clapper

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 302 Sew-In-A-Cinch Gift Bags 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Bernice McLellan
    September 6, 2022

    I have a question regarding the instructions. After you fold the accent strip down and press. The next step states, “Set Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge to 3 1/4” and mark a line across accent strip at 3 3/4” below fold, using Clover’s Chaco Liner.”
    Shouldn’t the 3 3/4” be 3 1/4”?

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