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Christmas Keepsake Bags

Dream of making homemade crafts this Christmas? Your friends and family will love these Christmas Keepsake Bags from Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl! Spread the joy with these precious keepsakes. Christmas craft gifts are fun for you to make and fun for your loved ones to receive. These crafts for Christmas will delight everybody that you give one to. Make these Christmas homemade crafts for a bit of holiday fun that your loved ones will treasure year after year.

 Christmas Keepsake Bags


  • Cloth Napkins
  • Buttons
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon
  • Safety Pins


  1. My pouches started like this. Discounted cloth napkins! 90 cents for each napkin. And here is how they became cute little mini gift pouches:

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  2. Open the napkin up and cut it into quarters.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  3. Fold the napkin in half.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  4. Allow 1/4 inch seam allowance on the open edge of your pouch, then layout your design and sketch with a disappearing marker where your stitch lines will appear.

  5. Sew along the lines you drew. (My machine has a few decorative stitches, but I could have done them by hand instead.)

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  6. Then hand sew the buttons on where you want them.

  7. Once your design has been completely stitched You will need to hem the raw edge on your napkin.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  8. Next, fold over the top of your pouch approximately 1/2″ to accommodate your ribbon drawstring.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  9. Stitch the ribbon drawstring pocket closed. If your sewing machine has decorative stitches you may choose to use one of them, but be sure to sew on the right side.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  10. Fold your napkin back in half with the right sides together, and stitch along the bottom and open sides of your pouch. (I stitched this pouch a little higher on the bottom edge to make the flower stems end in the seam.) Be careful to stop stitching up the side before the drawstring opening.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  11. Snip off the corners of your pouch.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  12. Turn your pouch right side out.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  13. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to thread through the top of your pouch and to tie a bow. Then attach a safety pin to one end of the ribbon. (I added some scotch tape so the pin wouldn’t fray the ribbon.)

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  14. Gently feed the ribbon through the bag using the safety pin to push its way through.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  15. Add some goodies to your pouches and tie the ribbon to close it up.

    Christmas Keepsake Bags
  16. For the Rudolf and tree bag, I simply cut out the shapes using felt and stitched around the edges.
    Christmas Keepsake Bags




If you're looking for more Christmas gift ideas, this collection of 16 Free Sewing Patterns for Christmas is a great way to jump start your holiday crafting season.






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These look extremely easy to make. Perfect for a last-minute scramble to find gift bags for all of the mini gifts I'm giving this year.

GrumpyCat4Prez! We're so glad you like them. We'd love to see a photo of you make them. - Kaylee, Editor

So cute and easy to make!

Hi lkcquilts 9605516, We'd love to see a photo. :) - Kaylee, Editor

These look very easy to make and wood make great gift bags! I will differently try a couple of these!


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