DIY Easy Santa Sack

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

When I was in high school, my mom gave me a Singer sewing machine for Christmas, and, at the time, I really didn't know what to do with it. Don't get me wrong, I was excited and thought it was an amazing gift, but the idea of using a sewing machine kind of freaked me out.

Even though I was really happy to have a sewing machine of my own, my fear of using it, paired with a severe lack of motivation to learn the basics, resulted in that lovely gift from my mom sitting unused for years. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I honestly don't think I touched that machine for a good ten years.

However, a few months ago, all of that changed! Because I wanted to DIY a piece of decor for our wedding, I decided to finally pull my sewing machine out of storage and learn a thing or two about how it worked.

I vaguely recalled a few things I learned from my mom about sewing, but it had been so long since she'd shown me, I needed a refresher. So, I popped open my laptop, went to YouTube, and found a super helpful video that demonstrated how to set up and use a Singer machine.

After going through the steps a few times, I felt confident enough to give my first project a try, and, to my surprise, it actually worked! Turns out, using a sewing machine isn't as scary or complicated as I'd convinced myself it would be.

Anyway, after the success of my first attempt, I knew it wouldn't be long before I turned to my Singer again, which brings us to the purpose of this post! Keep reading if you want to find out just how easy it is to make a charming and festive drawstring sack — like the one Santa uses — just in time for the holidays!


  • Fabric

  • Silk rope or ribbon

  • Thread

  • Pins

  • Safety pin

  • Scissors

  • Measuring tape