Bags made of waxed cotton

Cute gift bags for a multitude of mini treats

When you give someone a gift, it's not just the contents that count – so, too, does the presentation. Lovingly wrapped gifts look amazing and demonstrate your creativity and ingenuity. The idea shown here is stylish, imaginative and sustainable to boot! Waxed cotton makes wonderful little gifts bags that can be used again and again. Before waxing, the fabric is custom-painted using edding's textile pens. edding's range of textile pens and markers are perfect for cotton and canvas. There are two stroke widths and 20 colours to choose from, including neon shades for really bright, bold designs.

Photos: MMOS

Gift packing
Textile markers and pens
A bit more challenging
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Lightweight cotton in a pale shade
  • Approx. 100g Japan wax or beeswax
  • Paintbrush
  • Baking parchment
  • Terry towelling hand towel
  • Hemming web with backing paper
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Cardboard to protect your work surface
  • An iron

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