Make a French Seam Organza Gift Bag

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Shannon_Dennis Shannon Dennis, contributor
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What a cute little gift of yummy chocolates!
Sew your sheer fabric wrong sides together first.
Turn the bag wrong side out and press along the seam fold with a warm iron.
What a cute little gift of yummy chocolates!

What a cute little gift of yummy chocolates!

Photo: Shannon Dennis
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There are a lot of little tips and hints for working with sheer fabric. The French seam is the most professional and easy way to keep your sheer fabric project looking like it is handmade, not homemade.

Supplies:

  • 10-inch x 15-inch piece of sheer organza
  • Cotton sewing thread
  • 75/10 sewing needle
  • 15 inches of 1/4-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon

Fold your organza in half, wrong sides together. Sew a seam down both sides 1/8 inch from the raw edge.


Sew your sheer fabric wrong sides together first.

Press the seams to one side. Turn the bag wrong sides out and fold along the seam.


Turn the bag wrong side out and press along the seam fold with a warm iron.

Sew a seam down both sides 1/4 inch from the fold. Turn right sides out. These are all the steps you need to create a French seam.


Sew this seam 1/4 inch away from the seam to conceal all your edges and create a clean, crisp French seam.

To finish the bag, fold the top raw edge of the bag to the wrong side 1/4 inch. Fold again 1-1/2 inches and pin in place. Sew along the bottom edge 1/8 inch away from the fold, leaving a 1-inch opening.


Fold under 1/4 inch of the raw edge to the wrong side of your bag. Fold again to create the casing top.

Sew another seam 3/8 inch away from the first seam, remembering to leave the same 1-inch opening. Thread the grosgrain ribbon through this casing.


Remember when you create the casing to leave a 1-inch opening for the ribbon to go through.

You can use these for wedding favor bags, gift wrapping, jewelry cases when you travel, or to keep your special threads like metallics from unravelling.


What a cute little gift of yummy chocolates!

 

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Comments (3)

meapqueen writes: When I make the casing the opening is on the wrong side.
I can thread the ribbon through the opening but the the ribbon ends and bow are on the inside! Please help!
Posted: 1:52 pm on February 4th
Shannon_Dennis writes: That is such a great idea! Do you store them in the organza bags as well or just for the shopping process?
Posted: 9:01 am on August 24th
OliviaLuca writes: An additional use for silk organza bags is to replace plastic bags for your fruits and vegetables when grocery shopping. Just make them big enough to fit the amount you typically buy, They only weigh a little bit more than a plastic bag, but can are washable and reusable many, many times.
Posted: 10:02 am on August 23rd
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