Sew Burlap Gift Bags
All levels | 21 min 19 sec
Creating a Gift Bag
Final Presentation
“Reinventor” Maya Donenfeld shows you how to give new life to recycled coffee sacks by turning them into sweet gift bags. Using eco-friendly burlap, you’ll learn how to make two types of bags: a frayed sack with woven yarn detail and a tote bag with boxed corners and handles. Maya also gives tips for complementing your burlap with gift tags and greenery.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 2 pieces of burlap, each measuring 9” x 14"
  • 1 large piece of burlap, measuring 23” x 11"
  • Sharpie
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Extra needles for sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Colored yarn
  • Tapestry or yarn needle
  • Jute twine
  • Gift tag
  • “Bits from nature” like pinecones, Evergreen branches, rosemary, etc.
Learn how to:
  • Deconstruct a coffee sack
  • Create a frayed edge
  • Construct small sack and finish edges
  • Box corners of tote bag
  • Sew a doubled hem
  • Add handles
  • Wrap gifts with tissue, tags and greenery
What You'll Get:
  • Instruction on how to turn recycled coffee sacks into gift bags
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Maya Donenfeld
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other instructors
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Class Reviews
138 users recommended this class to a friend
Angelee Kumar
rustic touch. good ideas for presenting gifts--potted plants, wine, charcuterie/cheese boards, homemade cookies/jams
More than 3 months ago
Margaret Haidet
Very well done, creative
More than 3 months ago
Elizabeth Powell
I liked learning how to weave in colorful yarn by first removing a burlap thread and making a channel.
More than 3 months ago