by Laura Pifer, Trash to Couture

I think it’s safe to say Fall is a favorite season for most. The change of colors and crisp mornings are something to look forward to after a long hot summer (especially if you live in Georgia). It’s a time for family get togethers, holidays, and all the fall sports. I love to make little gift sacks to give to teachers, family, and friends (now more than ever). I add my favorite festive candles, scarves, and little gift cards to place inside. These are great to customize with embroidery and Shannon Roberts Pumpkin Kisses collection is perfect for Fall projects (I love all her designs). Get the details below to make your own.


  • Scissortail Stitches’ Pumpkin Kisses by Shannon Roberts #90012
  • OESD Medium Weight TearAway Stabilizer
  • Isacord Thread
  • Fabric
    • 14″ x 15.5″ medium weight canvas for main
    • 14″ x 16.5″ medium weight canvas for liner (plaid)
    • 14″ x 16.5″ medium weight interfacing (fused to liner)


(I added a border at the top of the main front because I cut it a little shorter than I wanted. This is optional and not necessary since the liner folds over.)

Hoop Main front with Medium Weight TearAway Stabilizer (a CutAway will do too). Embroider so the design is in the center and about 4.5″ up from the bottom edge.

On each bottom corner of all pieces mark off 4″ and cut.

Place main front and liner pieces right sides together and stitch bottom and sides (1/4″ seam allowance).

For the liner leave a 3″ opening on the side so you can flip right sides out. (Notice on left side there is an opening).

Place cut corners together matching seams and stitch.

You should have created a flat bottom sack.

Place right sides together and sew all the way around the top edge

Sew all the way around the top edge.

Flip right sides outs through the liner opening. Then stitch the liner opening closed.

Give a good press and flip liner piece out to fold over top edge.

Now add all the goodies and go warm someone’s heart (or yours) with these.

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