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As a gift to you, I’m sharing a hack a day with “recipes” for using my latest book, Hack that Tote!, to create the projects. Some hacks are super easy; others combine elements from multiple patterns in the book. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to hack a few totes for your holiday gifts!

The third Happy Hack-mas project is …

reusable gift bag

A reusable fabric gift bag! This project is a mash up between the Goodie Bag with Reverse Applique (pg. 40) and the Wine-Bottle Bag (pg. 46). I used the measurements from the first bag and threw in the casing from the second. Since both bags are lined, the construction is virtually identical. I think it’s a great way to personalize a gift and also be friendlier to the environment.

By the way, I’m teaching this very bag in a special $10, one-hour class on 12/17 at Intown Quilters — come join me!