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Happy Holidays Gift Bag

Make the presentation as fun as what’s inside! Use a holly leaf pattern and a trio of buttons to add adorable appliqué to a lunch sack gift bag. Prairie points create festive fringe. Hook-and-loop tape keeps the flap closed and the gift tucked inside. Fabrics are from At Home for the Holidays collection by Heather Mulder Peterson for Henry Glass & Co.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.
To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over Pattern B. Trace pattern twice, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web leaf roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web leaves onto wrong side of green print; let cool. Cut out leaves on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From green tone-on-tone, cut:
2—10×11" bag body rectangles

From white floral, cut:
2—10×11" lining rectangles

From red print scraps, cut
5—2" squares

From green print scraps, cut:
2 of Pattern B

From interfacing, cut:
2—10×11" rectanglesFrom cardboard, cut:
1—2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangle