Are Jewelry Bags the New Jewelry Boxes? -A Craft

This is a craft. Beware- it is a whole lot easier if you have a sewing machine. That being said, it is not impossible to do this without one, but, well, just keep reading.

So you might know by now, and if you don’t then you should, but we have an Etsy page! I sell amazing vintage jewelry that I find everywhere and anywhere. When I had my first sale, I was all like OMG I need something adorable to put this in.

One thing lead to another, and I had a stack of these sweet bags.

First, buy some fabric that you like. It doesn’t have to all be the same; I useda print on one side and a solid on the other. I picked up some fabric at an amazing knitting, sewing, fabric, everything-you-could-ever-need store called Twill in Nashua, New Hampshire while I was home for a weekend.

Next, decide how big you want your bags to be. I needed mine to be big enough to fit necklaces and such in, so I did it about 6 or 7 inches by 6 or 7 inches. Just make sure that you have two squares that are the same size.

Fold one edge of each of the squares over about half an inch. Sew straight across to create the “hem” -if you will. Do this to both pieces of your future bag. Put them face to face (ie. if you have two prints, put the print against the print).

This is when your bag starts coming to life. With the raw edge of the folded hems away from each other, start sewing from one side (be sure to leave the new hems on the top and unsewn!). You will sew three sides together, and this will make an inside-out bag!

To get the ribbons on there, sew all the way (three sides) around but stop about two inches from the end of the third side. Fold up the top piece of fabric and place both pieces of ribbon between the faces right at the hem seam. Continue to sew. To ensure a secure hold, I backstitched over the ribbon and again at both ends.

When you’re done, simply trim the extra fabric and turn the bag the right way. If you’ve done it right, it will look like the baggies below!! If it doesn’t, you can add it to my rookie pile of mismatched bags.

There you have it! If you have any questions let me know! And remember, if you love this bag but don’t feel like making it, visit and buy some wonderful jewelry to get a jewelry bag!

xx -S

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