Metallic OlyFun Reusable Gift Bag and Tag
Categories: Bags and Totes, Gifts, Holiday, Oly*Fun, Winter
OlyFun now comes in metallic gold, rose gold, silver, and red. They remind me of ribbons on a wrapped gift, which was my inspiration for this modern design of a reusable gift bag. The bag can be used to hold presents, and used later as a tote. I love using gift bags, vs wrapping paper, as they are more eco-friendly. OlyFun is the same fabric reusable tote bags are made from. Slate OlyFun is a chic background for the ribbons of metallic OlyFun. This bag is freestanding, with the use of pin seams, to finish the bag. These add crispness to the thin OlyFun, and resemble the folds of a paper gift bag. For added support to the bottom, add a piece of Stiffen Interfacing to the bottom. Sew a rectangle of OlyFun sewn over the Stiffen Interfacing, to secure it inside the bag. Jet Black, Hot Fudge, or Snow White OlyFun would also look great as a background for the metallic OlyFun. I used all four available metallic OlyFun colors. You could certainly use less metallic colors, but I like the contrast of using all four colors.
The Fairfield World designers, including myself, have created many projects that are great gifts. Go check out our projects archive, for tutorials to make your own gifts.
What you need to make this project
- 1 Yard OlyFun in Slate
- 1/4 Yard Metallic OlyFun in Gold
- 1/4 Yard Metallic OlyFun in Rose Gold
- 1/4 Yard Metallic OlyFun in Silver
- 1/4 Yard Metallic OlyFun in Red
- Aluminor in Silver
- Grey thread
- Clear drafting ruler
- Fabric Scissors
- Sewing Machine