How to Make Last Minute Christmas Treat Gift Bags – Free Sewing Pattern

I’m always in need of a great last minute Christmas gift, so I made these Christmas Treat Gift Bags. Follow this free sewing pattern and make your own!

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Truth be told, I’m pretty forgetful. And with all of the chaos that is the holiday season, there is always something I’m forgetting…

That’s why these Christmas Treat Bags are so great! They are a 10 minute sew, perfect for last minute gifting, or for holiday parties where there are a lot of attendees.

They also make fun gift wrap for gift cards and candies, but they also fit other small items like lip balm or a deck of cards.

Plus they use very little material! Just one long strip of fabric and a small piece of rick rack!

And of course you can easily customize the size, so if you need it bigger for say a ring box *winky face* or smaller for a cash gift, it can be done with little extra effort.

Another thing I love about this simple design is that it’s like a blank canvas for you to customize however you want! You could embroider names on the bags or add cute Christmas themed buttons or other embellishments!

Plus, this bag can be made in any type of fabric for any get together. Think Halloween, Birthdays, or even a Wedding!

Let’s make these last minute Christmas treat gift bags!


1/2 yd Christmas Print Woven Fabric
Rick Rack
Quilting Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Sewing Clips
Sewing Machine
Machine Thread

Finished Measurements

Approximately 3.75 x 4″ [9.5 x 10cm]

Skill Level


Craft Time

Under 20 Minutes

  • 3/8″ Seam Allowance.
  • The finished size can be changed by adding or subtracting your desired adjustment to the measurements listed in this pattern. That’s it!

Cut Fabric to 4.5″ x 18″ [11.4 x 45.7cm]
Cut Rick Rack to 9″ [22.8cm]

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Fold strip in half the long way, with wrong sides together, then fold in half again. Press with iron.

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Fold down top edges 1/4″ to create a hem. Press with iron, then top stitch across the hem.

Fold fabric back, so the hems are right side together and clip in place.

Starting just under the topstitch of the hem, sew down the side edge. Repeat on other side.

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Flip bag right side out.

Sandwich the rick rack between the unsewn portion of the side edge and top stitch it in place. Repeat on other side.

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Voila! Last minute Christmas treat gift bags!

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Thank you for crafting with me today!

Happy Sewing!

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