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by toogie ( edited 20 Nov 2020 ) 18 Nov 2020

Update in Projects-Hello Cuties, now I have taken a rest, I have been asked to make a Santa sack. Actually, Ashley dropped off some fabric and said she needed Santa sacks made for each of the kids. She is going to put all their 'Santa' presents in the sacks. When I asked her what size she said just make it whatever the fabric will make. Well, this is plenty fabric. I think it was used for curtains at their old church. It's the color of unbleached muslin but thicker. My question is how big would you make it? I thought bigger than a big garbage bag, but do you have any idea what size a Santa sack is? Would you box the corners for it to sit or just make it flat? What do you suggest? I'm sure it doesn't make any difference to her but I have never looked into Santa's sack to see how it was made or how big it was. She did say make it plenty big and she was just going to tie it up with a pretty ribbon, so I don't even have to make a casing. Should be simple if I can just decide the size....


by dailylaundry 19 Nov 2020

I made simple Christmas bags (sacks), years ago. We still use them. I made all kinds of sizes. I would buy fabric after Christmas and make as many bags as I could - big, medium, little, any size. I began about15 years ago and would add some each year. After Christmas, I would fold them (looking for any that needed mending) and put them in the largest bag. We would still wrap some gifts - but most would be in bags (I always loosely wrapped in white tissue paper first - no tape). We have a big family and this saved us money over the years - rarely buying Christmas wrap. My kids actually loved them - cause they would use them too for the gifts they were giving to others. I did make casings on all of them. I just laid out the fabric and cut out anyway I wanted to. Your daughter will love them. I'll see if I can find a post I made here years ago. Hugs, Laura

toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

These are very pretty Laura but not what I'm looking for. I wanna SACK. I just made a huge one I do believe I can fit in!-lol

dailylaundry by dailylaundry edited 19 Nov 2020

Great!! Your daughter will be so pleased with the sacks she can use over and over.

toogie by toogie edited 19 Nov 2020

Santas gifts aren’t usually wrapped here just put under tree. When the kids get to the tree everything is seen at once. Ashley thought it would be more enjoyable for them to dig one present out at a time, hence the large sack.

by pcteddyb 19 Nov 2020

I would box the corners.

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

I did, but you can't really tell it's so big!

by jrob Moderator 19 Nov 2020

Are they getting a bike or ear buds? That would determine the size for me.

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

That’s just it, I don’t know, but I do know she wants to use them every year. The size they get this year may not be the same next. She just says make them big. If too big they will just fit problem is what size is BIG!-lol

by 02kar Moderator 19 Nov 2020

Oh my! Good thing you had a rest. I like the ideas presented. Definitely the size of a pillowcase and miter the corners. Hope we get to see the completed project. I assume you will be embroidering their names on the sacks too.

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

I ask her that. She said initials maybe. (Santa doesn’t know them by initials, I say to myself)

by asterixsew Moderator 19 Nov 2020

In the UK such things don’t have boxed corners and are from pillowcase size to the size of two pillowcases together. Have fun deciding on what your going to do

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

2 pillowcase size at least.

by pennifold 19 Nov 2020

Hi Toogie, I would make the sacks about 27x19 inches, or bigger if you need. I agree with the others by boxing out the corners. It makes them much for stable. Good luck with whatever you make.
Amy and I are actually going to make another Christmas stocking tomorrow for one of her friend's little 1 year old, something like the one below but with a furry band. I just love Christmas time. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

Stocking looks great! I thought boxed corners would help it sit good but so far, suggestions are even. 2 boxes , 2 not boxed. Not boxed things could go all the way to corners but boxed sits better. ... maybe I need to find Santa and asked how his sack is made-lol🤣🤣🤣

by killiecrankie 19 Nov 2020

Why don't you ask her if she knows what presents Santa is delivering?If she knows then you can easily work out how big each one needs to be.
I would mitre the corners so it would be easier to fill & hopefully it will stay upright once filled.

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toogie by toogie 19 Nov 2020

Read my message to jrob above please
My thought was to miter or box corners, but Santa’s may not be.
I guess if we’re not sure, the children won’t notice.

by orangetiger 18 Nov 2020

I have made "Santa Sacks" for years for a family member and they (he) uses them through the year as he finds things. It seems to grow each year as there are weddings, etc.. Works for him as he has a large family and they do poke into his closet and know not to look into the sacks!

toogie by toogie 18 Nov 2020

What size do you make?
Do you box the corners to make a bottom?

orangetiger by orangetiger 20 Nov 2020

Pillowcase size for this family and leave the ends of the pillowcase "cuff" opwn in case he needs to "close" the bag.

by graceandham 18 Nov 2020

Yes, I would box the corners, to hold extra weight, just in case Santa goes overboard in shopping. I would think a bit larger than a pillowcase if for kids, as some toys may have some size!

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toogie by toogie 18 Nov 2020

Yes, definitely larger than a pillowcase.