This Adorable Cookie Bag Is Perfect for Your Cookie Exchange

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Now that the holidays are in full swing, cookie exchange season is upon us. But the last thing you should do is show up to the sugar fest with plastic-wrapped sweets resting on boring paper plates. Bah, humbug! Give your delicious cookies the presentation they deserve with a festive handmade carrier. Using a holiday-ready fabric, you can tote your cookies to the party with care and present them in style. By the end of the night, everyone will want your recipe — and the tricks to making your cookie bag.

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Things You'll Need

  • Prepackaged cookie mix or cookies
  • Tassels (optional)
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Step 1: Cut the Bag Sides

Cut two 6 inch x 25 inch rectangles from your fabric.

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Step 2: Pin and Sew the Sides and Bottom

Place the right-sides of the rectangles together. Pin and sew the two long sides with the one short side to create a long fabric tube.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3: Turn the Tube Right-Side Out and Press

Turn the fabric tube right-side out and press with an iron. Then, fold 1/4-inch of fabric toward the inside of the bag on the raw edges and on the open end.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4: Close the Open End With a Topstitch

Close the open end of the bag by topstitching through both layers of fabric with a medium-stitch length.

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Step 5: Push the Top Down Into the Bag

Push the topstitched end down into the bag. Your bag should now have a double layer of fabric.

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Step 6: Press and Sew

Press the top edge with an iron. Then, topstitch around the top edge.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 7: Insert Cookies Into the Bag

Put your cookies in a plastic bag and then place them into the cookie bag. Or, if you're using a mix, remove the mix from the box and cut off the directions. Insert the bag of mix and its directions into the bag.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Tip

  • If you'd like to personalize the directions, you can retype them and print them out on special paper.

Step 8: Tie the Bag With a Ribbon

Tie the bag with some decorative ribbon and fold the top of the bag down to form a cuff.

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Step 9: Add Tassels

Make your own tassels and add them to your cookie bag for a trendy detail.

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Step 10: Take Your Bag to the Party

Look out cookie exchange, here you come!

(Image: Beth Huntington)

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