I am still having great fun with this tutorial for Christmas gift bags from So Sew Easy. For this one, I started out with a piece of cross stitch I rescued from the thrift store - all this work being sold for fifty cents! Some people really don't appreciate the value of needlework.
Even if not everyone appreciates the love and work in embroidery, I do, and was happy to upcycle this hooped design into my next gift bag.
The inside and handles are another contrasting fabric as well. I just love how it turned out. This will hold my gift for the gift exchange at my local stitching guild next week.