Friday, October 5, 2012

Flurry Poochie Bag

Ever on the hunt for cute fabric gift bags to make for Christmas, I decided to use up a few more Flurry fat quarters and give Happy Zombie’s Poochie bag a whirl. Despite that fact that I didn’t pay enough attention to the direction of the tree print, I really like the end result. This pattern uses three fat quarters with very little waste, whips up quickly, and is structured enough to stand up on its own. I especially like the traditional gift bag shape. Since the bag is open, I will add some tissue paper when it comes time to wrap a gift in it. Using tissue defeats part of my purpose for making fabric gift bags for Christmas, as I am trying to reduce the environmental impact of our holiday habits. However, this bag is still visually pleasing and handmade, which is awesome. I will definitely make this pattern again, but most likely for one-time occasions such as birthdays, and not for large scale giving holidays.
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at crazy mom quilts.


  1. oh I like that it stands up by itself! Really cute & I love that snowflake print!! Another cute gift-giving option, Rachel!

  2. Great bag for Christmas, I reuse the tissue as much as I can. We don't do much paper wrapping any more.

  3. Very cool! I am right into bags at the moment (see my blog) and I hadn't thought of doing a xmas one! So many ideas, such little time, sigh!