Craft A Christmas Present Sack Preview: November 26, 2022

Craft drawstring sewn Christmas present sack under the tree against a cosy Christmas scene background

How To Craft A Christmas Present Sack

Difficulty: Easy

Close up of Christmas present sack drawstring bag with string tied

Photography by CliQQ Studios.

Become Santa’s little helper and craft a festive Christmas present sack.

This is the perfect way to wrap gifts for someone special.

Our present sack is easy to make using a sewing machine and the usual sewing tools.

You will need linen fabric (or similar), contrasting cotton fabric (we used one with red spots) and a Christmas fabric. Add some ribbon, mini pom poms, red felt and a length of silver metallic embroidery thread and you are all set.

Our bag measures approx. 40 cm (15¾ ins) x 50 cm (19½ ins) but you could easily adjust the size to suit your gift.

We take you through all the stages step by step so if you are not too experienced in sewing, you should be fine. There are no templates, just use a ruler to achieve the tree shape.

Many readers are looking at ways to cut down on wrapping and waste this year, and our present sack is the ideal solution.

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Cover of The People's Friend Weekly issue November 19, Vale of Glamorgan illustration

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for how to craft a Christmas present sack in our November 26, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!