Make a May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag

Date :
July 2, 2021

May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag

Make a Re-usable May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag

Fabric gift bags take the hassle out of wrapping a gift. It can also become a practical item for the receiver to use to organise small items for storage. Or the gift bag can be re-gifted to another person, making it a more eco-friendly choice than traditional wrapping paper. 

The beauty of these gift bags is that they are no-sew. We will be using a similar technique to when we made the bookmarks 


May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag

  • May Gibbs Material available from Spotlight 
  • Heat ‘n’ Bond tape  
  • Iron  
  • Twine 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • Pinking Shears (optional) 


  1. Cut 2 pieces of square fabric 25cm x 26cm.  May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag
  2. Place the pattern of the fabric inwards and fold one side of the edges inwards – you will see part of the pattern showing. Cut the Heat n Bond strip and place this between the two folds of fabric as shown in the picture.  May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag
  3. Iron the seam together, pressing for 5 seconds to get a firm seal. Repeat the same process on the opposite side. This will create the inner seams of the bag.  May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag
  4. Once both sides are sealed, place a heat ‘n’ bond stripe to seal the bottom seam of the bag. Iron to create a seal.  May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag
  5. Turn the bag inside out so the pattern is on the outside. Your bag is now ready to be filled with lollies, chocolate or other small gifts. You can use pinking shears to trim the top ends. May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag
  6. Tie twine around the bag to seal the lollies or gifts inside.  May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bag

These gift bags can make affordable party favours for parties or weddings. Why not use various May Gibbs fabrics to create a range of gift bags! 

Ideas to fill your May Gibbs Fabric Gift Bags

  • Lollies 
  • Sealed Chocolates 
  • Soaps 
  • Bath Bombs 
  • Small Hand Cream and Lip Balm 
  • Jewellery 
  • Pot Pourri 
  • Marbles 
  • Doll Accessories 
  • Mini Toys egtoy cars or small dolls 


Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.