But I have made a few for kiddos and used them to wrap pillowcases:
One year I made lots of potholders for friends and I made matching drawstring bags for the gift bags:
I've made a ton of those potholders too - Deanna, over at Wedding Dress Blue shared a great tutorial for these here and I can't tell you how much I love these potholders.
I actually need to make more since I've given them all away and friends, and friends of friends, keep requesting them. Those of you who have them, had better be using them because they get better when you do. Last week I made a few more of the gift bags with the leftover chuckwagon fabric:
I gave the small one to our girl with a tea towel and money for lunch when she drove through on Monday with a 24' trailer to pick up a load of supplement for her heifers. I got to hug her neck and meet her assistant and then she brought me their leftovers which was perfect although it would have been even more perfect if I had eaten it with them. :)
When I was sorting the other day, I also ran across this western tapestry fabric. Probably about 10 years ago, my MIL made pillows and she gave me the leftovers:
I never knew what to do with it and last week it just hit me that it would make great drawstring bags. I just made sizes that would make the best use of the fabric I had left which amounted to 1
2 - makes a nice gift bag for a wine or whiskey bottle
little bags and a laundry bag that is 30" tall.
I gave it to our girl when I met up with her yesterday to get Harvey. We are keeping him while she is away at a Nutrition Conference and I thought this would be a useful way for her to store her dirty laundry while at the hotel. They are fun and fast to put together and I love the extra touch they add to whatever you are gifting.