The Gifted Blog

February 24, 2010

Inspired By: Rachel of Heart of Light

This Inspired By post is part of a mini-series on the things and people that inspire my gift wrapping. Inspiration can strike at any time! 

Last month, while blog surfing, I came across Heart of Light, a blog and Etsy shop by Rachel. Beautiful work! If the chalkboard gift tags, tranquil photography, ruffle belt tutorial aren't enough to sway you, check out these felt gift pouches.

With the goal of building up a stash for annual holiday use, Rachel folded felt around each gift, then stitched two seams up the sides after determining the proper size. She played with different variations to close the pouches. Here, a slit is cut in the flap and a ribbon is secured to the body of the pouch. Simply pull the ribbon through and tie a bow!

There are 3 reasons I like this idea:
1) It's fast - with felt, there's no need to finish off raw edges. Sew two lines and call it good!
2) It's reusable.
3) It accommodates each gift's size. I've made gift bags and pouches before, but never thought about making them to custom-fit a particular gift. This is so efficient - no spare pouches lying around without a gift to fit inside.

Rachel, thanks so much for sharing your idea! Readers, you can see her full post here. What do you think?


  1. Lovely blog!
    I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy

  2. @Che Birba - Thanks, Laura! It's wonderful to have you visit "all the way" from Italy. : )


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