We are so excited about these Santa Bags! I made some for my girls a couple years ago (see that post HERE) and they are awesome! We changed them up a bit from the original ones I made and these are even better, cheaper and cuter! It’s a perfect way to help Santa out with less wrapping! Plus the kids can drag their Santa bag around all day while visiting family to show off and gather gifts.
(*UPDATE*- We showed this project on Channel 2’s Fresh Living-see our segment HERE!)
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 yard of felt (72 in. wide)
1/4 yard contrasting fabric
See our short and sweet video tutorial or scroll on past for the picture tutorial.
Can’t go wrong. 🙂
The easiest way to make this bag is to get 72″ felt and get 1 yard per bag. If you have them cut it in 1 yard increments for you, then there’s no measuring or cutting when you get home and you will only need to sew up the two sides. Just leave the fold at the bottom! Easy!
Step 1: Cut out a letter monogram. We used my Silhouette, but hand drawn and cut would be great too. 🙂
Flip both the fabric and the monogram over and use chalk to trace the letter onto the fabric.
Cut out the monogram using pinking shears to prevent fraying.
Next, pin the fabric monogram to the front side of the felt and use a
needle and embroidery floss to stitch it on.
Just tie a knot to finish it off.
Now re-fold the felt in half so the monogram is on the inside.
Sew up the two sides.
Flip the bag inside out and it’s done! The kids can leave it out on Christmas Eve for Santa to fill with gifts! My kids really love this tradition! These two are for our little niece Gwen and nephew Jack. They turned out so cute, I’m making new ones for my girls. And with the felt on sale for only $2.99 a yard I don’t even feel bad about it. 🙂
Easiest cold day project ever!
Your kids and Santa will thank you come Christmas Eve. 🙂
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