The Girls' Seasonal Santa Sacks

One of the things I've been keen to do this Christmas is create something for the girls. I originally considered creating a stocking but you can only get so much in them right?! So what about a Santa sack? A Santa’s sack is much better for all those wonderful presents to be piled up in and no struggling to squeeze certain gifts in.

Santa Sack

So here is how I made my girls’ Santa sacks.

  • Sew two pieces of fabric together or alternatively buy an old pillow case
  • Using Dylon’s beautiful colourful dyes, dye the fabric pink or whatever colour you prefer and leave to dry.

Dye Fabric Pink
  • Write the words you want to appear on the sack on a piece of paper
  • Turn it round and trace over the words backwards on the paper fixed to the bondaweb. A light box or window with the light shining through can help with this.

Ironing Fabric to Bondaweb
  • Iron material on to the bondaweb
  • Cut out the letters
  • Peel off the paper leaving the bondaweb in tact
  • Iron letters on to the sack

Sewn Reindeer and Ribbon
  • Sew on the felt reindeer and their bow. I got mine from a magazine supplement but you could draw one or a similar festive shape like a Christmas present, polar bear or Christmas tree.
Drawstring Closure

  • Sew one side of the ribbon around the top of the sack and feed the rope around it before sewing the other side of the ribbon. This will make for a drawstring closure. 

Et voilĂ  a sack ready for all those presents that Santa brings.


Comments

  1. Hi Helena, What a great craft idea! The best thing about it is that a child will remember making the Santa sacks with mom. I have kept the Barbie clothes my mom took the time to make with me on a little Singer sewing machine she gave me for Christmas years ago. I look at the clothes to this day and feel loved. Best, Debbie

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    1. Wow your mum sounds very talented. Me and machines don't get on. It's true how pieces come to hold memories and love that you just want to keep with you always.

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  2. This is such a fantastic idea. I really need to sort the kids some #marvmondays

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    1. Thank you. They are really rather easy to do it's just finding time to set out.

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  3. That's such cute DIY trick :) thanks for sharing!

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  4. Aww these are adorable and you really could do any theme on them at all! #christmaslittlemakes

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  5. Such a lovely idea and certainly beats the black bin liners I use for my kids for the things that topple out of their little stockings! The tie die idea is really effective and I love how you personalise the sack. One to keep for every December 24th!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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    1. I'm pleased you like them. They sure do look better than the bin liners.

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  6. These are lovely. I need to sort out my youngest particularly with a stocking or sack.

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    1. Thank you. I found them easy to put together once you've sourced everything.

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  7. Oh they are gorgeous and so special because you made them. We have always used pillowcases, I am not sure why but my parents did the same. I do have a post about them in drafts because, my girls have signed theirs since they were tiny and we now have a great collection of signatures and pictures through the years xx #mg

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    1. Thank you. I'm intrigued by the signing this is a new tradition to us. As a child I had a long sticking.

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  8. I love this idea!The finished product are so lovely and certainly look better than the old pillow cases that we use! #Trash2Treasure #christmaslittlemakes

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  9. I love this idea. Not only do they look amazing but you'll be able to carry on using them every year. Now you've said it I think our presents used to come in pillowcases when we were little. I'll have to check with my mum :) #MMBC

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    1. Mine always came in a long knitted stocking. So we are starting a new tradition here.

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  10. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! #christmaslittlemakes

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  11. it's a wonderful idea, I also love to make something for my kids every year. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  12. How clever- such a lovely idea! Very creative. Thanks for linking up #christmaslittlemakes

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  13. They are lovely. The girls are going to love seeing these each year. I love tie dying, but never thought of doing it for Christmas gifts. Nice idea. #Trash2Treasure

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  14. Good idea! I've not got Robert a stocking yet! #triballove

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  15. What a fantastic craft! I made my little ones santa sacks last year, but I was lazy and just stuck felt on! Yours look fantastic! #ChristmasLittleMakes

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    1. Thank you. Little bits get done whenever I find an ounce of time.

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  16. oh you are clever. I can barely sew on a button lol, these look so adorable I love the colour too! It is so lovely seeing everything festive now, we have Christmas stockings which have the children's names on, but yes they don't fit every much in and of course I had them made as I am so not good at craft. It must feel so exciting to have your beautiful baby's first Christmas coming up! Sending love your way #mg

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    1. Thank you Mackenzie. Just pursuing an activity I enjoy. Yes my parents are in their element that they'll be surrounded by all their grandchildren.

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  17. Oh these look wonderful, my eldest absolutely loves the colour pink at the moment so yours would be an absolute hit with her. May have to practice my sewing skills and attempt to make one! Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

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    1. They are so easy to put together. Let us know if you give it a try.

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  18. I love the tie dying - very effective. And yes, a Santa sack holds so much more than a stocking. #Trash2Treasure

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  19. Oh my, I love everything about these sacks. Adore the tie-dye!! The cute little lettering and the reindeer.. It's adorable. I am sure you have some pretty happy girls in your house! Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing on #globalblogging

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