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pyramid-shaped fabric gift bag article?

KansasSky | Posted in General Discussion on

I’ve been searching through my collection of every issue of Threads looking for the article on making the neatest fabric gift bags I ever saw.  I’ve looked at every index but am not sure how it would have been listed. 

The fabric shown was a dark red silk, and the bag was shaped into a pyramid with a zipper on one side.  I’m pretty sure there is a tassle attached to the top.  It’s likely to be a project of Linda Lee’s but I’m can’t be sure of that.  The bags are so PRETTY.  They could be made any size.

Does anyone remember seeing this project in Threads?  It would have been 6-10 years ago, probably. 

THANK YOU, thank you!


  1. drussell | | #1

    I did a search and I think I found what you are looking for. The magazine issue is number 104 and the article is on page 78. The shape of the bag is a tetrahedron. Hope this helps. 

    (Edit to correct the page number.) 

    Edited 5/5/2009 3:46 pm ET by drussell

    1. KansasSky | | #2

      Yes, this is it!

      I can't thank you enough!  I'll be making some of these very soon, and I'll think of you with much gratitude.

      In the magazine from my shelves, I found that I'd stashed inside the printout of a discussion of this project from November 2002.  Some of the posts then were about how to cut up the zipper to use only one side of it.  It looks complicated but the people who had tried it had a few tricks. 

      And I remembered correctly --- the tetrahedron gift boxes are utterly lovely.

      You are very kind to look this up.

      1. drussell | | #3

        You are very welcome.

        I remembered this because I made one. It  came out looking good but I had a real struggle with the zipper pull. Hope you have an easier time!

        I might even try making more of them sometime since I think they are great looking and quite unique. Wont be for a while though because DD and I are making a slipcover for an easy chair she has from a three part series in Threads and so far so good but it is a challenge for us since we don't have a lot of time that both of us can get together to work on it. I kind of like these projects in Threads though that are a challenge for me. Not boring. Ha, ha!

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