Fabric Gift Bags & Vintage Finds, Farmhouse Decor

Bellingham, Washington · 713 Sales


Fabric Gift Bags & Vintage Finds, Farmhouse Decor

Bellingham, Washington 713 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Dana R


Dana R

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Dana R

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The Up-cycled, Recycled, Re-usable, Green Choice in Gift Wrap, Sewing and Vintage.

Our families came to The West back in the days of Wyatt Earp and horse-mounted cavalry soldiers. It was a rugged and difficult life and they learned to make do with whatever they had. They passed that spirit of resourcefulness on to their children and grandchildren. Our mothers adopted that penny-wise approach, particularly when it came to clothing. Everything that could be handed down was and when an article of clothing had been worn for the last time it usually became something else. Used jeans made thick, durable blankets and a worn cotton t-shirt made an excellent mop head.
It is with that tradition of our territorial forefathers that we bring you gift garb bags. We rescue fabric and clothing and re-purpose them into attractive, long-lasting and unique gift bags. We also find and source vintage items including clothing and fabrics for re-sale.
Most of the materials for our bags come from a third-tier channel...Meaning that the thrift shops and discount stores have already gleaned the items they want. We believe that where we source our materials is important because we think it would be irresponsible to turn desirable clothing into gift bags. However, we can give some of those rejected items new life. For example we can take a beautiful skirt with a tear in it, or a jacket with a broken zipper and make the salvageable fabric from these items into excellent gift bags.
Our bags are great for the planet. These gift bags will last for years which means fewer trees cut down for wrapping paper, less natural resources used to produce the paper, and less discarded paper filling our landfills. In addition, many of the fabric items we rescue would have eventually become rags or wound up in landfills.
Our fabrics are carefully chosen, inspected and cleaned and made in a smoke and pet free environment.
We invite you to purchase some of our one-of-a-kind bags and make them a part of your family tradition.

Shop members

  • Dana

    Owner, Creator

    I love creating with fabric, there are so many colors and textures to work with. My passion is up-cycling, taking fabrics from discarded items and turning them into something useful. I especially love using vintage fabrics.

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I will do custom orders with fabric I source or using YOUR fabric - something you have that you want to be up-cycled into gift bags. I am not able to add monograms or custom embroidery. Contact me with details of what you would like and I will let you know if I can do it for you and I will give you an estimate on price and time to ship.

Care instructions

Because all of the bags are from made from second hand fabric sources I cannot tell you for sure exactly how to care for them if they for some reason need to be washed. I will include the fabric content to the best of my knowledge in each listing. Most fabrics can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and most of the fabrics I source can be carefully hand-washed and hung dry.

I clean everything that I use to make the bags. The bags are made in a pet free/smoke free environment, however because I am using recycled materials, I cannot know the complete history of the fabrics. I do not source soiled, smoke smelling or pet hair covered items and I wash the fabrics before use.

For vintage items, refer to the listing for any care instructions.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your items will be carefully shipped, however since my focus is up-cycling and recycling, any additional packaging paper or notes will be from recycled sources, not new. I do not offer gift wrapping since this is technically what I am selling. ;-) but I am willing to wrap a vintage item in one of my fabric gift bags for you if you buy them together.

Sizing details

I will do my best to measure describe and give you the sizes of the bags and vintage items, but because they are all unique and or hand-made, sizes may vary slightly. Thanks for understanding the uniqueness and characteristics of vintage, up-cycled and re-cycled items.

What is your return/refund policy?

Because our products are vintage and upcycled and one of a kind we do not accept refunds after payment has been received. Please shop carefully. I am happy to exchange or ship you a similar replacement for free if you are not satisfied with your order because of something unseen. I will need photographic evidence of your displeasure. Gift Garb Bags has the right to refuse returns due to violation of their policy.

Local Pick Up

If you live close to me and I know you and you want to pick your items up so you do not have to pay shipping, please message me or get a hold of me before putting the listing in your cart and I will reserve the listing for you and change the shipping.

Combined Shipping

If you order multiple listings at the same time please refer to the shipping information listed in the details. I will happily combine shipping and reimburse you any shipping overages.

Any order that weighs more than 15.99 oz, for US shipping will need to be shipped in a priority mail box. The shipping should reflect that.