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DIY Gift Bag from a Hand Towel

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How to make a reusable gift bag with a hand towel.

How to sew an easy reusable gift bag using hand towels! This is a great way to upcycle cute hand towels that you’re not using.

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Sometimes you end up with a pretty ridiculous number of hand towels, particularly seasonal ones, and they are EASY to upcycle if you’re interested. You can turn them into all sorts of things, including reusable gift bags like these!

The hand towel in the picture is actually from the Dollar Tree; I’d planned to make bags with these last year and life got away from me.

Learn more about grommets and how to install them.

What you'll need
Dollar Tree Hand Towel
Grommet Press
Grommet Press
Coordinating Fabric For Band
TShirt Yarn Or Ribbon
Cut your towel in half.
Face right sides together and pin.
Sew along the sides and the bottom.
You can stop here or add a boxy bottom like I did.
Creating the boxy bottom.
Here's what a boxy bottom looks like.
Cut a band. Mine is 5.5" tall so it will be 2.75" tall when folded over. Cut it the width of your bag (both sides).
Place your grommets (see grommet tutorial for more info).
Sew your band right sides together.
Fold band over, wrong sides together.
Pin your band in place with grommets in front.
Sew on your band. Don't hit the grommet!
Top stitch the band and sew a casing.
Top stitching the band.
Sew the casing.
Use a small safety pin to feed your ribbon or tshirt yarn through the casing.
Tip for feeding elastic or ribbon through a casing.
Feeding the tshirt yarn through.
Tie the ends of your ribbon or tshirt yarn.
Reusable gift bags are awesome!
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How to make a reusable gift bag with a hand towel.  Gift bag and the hand towel it was made from side by side.
How to make a reusable gift bag with a drawstring. Overhead shot of the drawstring area of the bag.

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