We have been encouraged to bring gifts to our son's foster family when we pick him up, and I knew I wanted to give them some things that I had made as a way of personally connecting with them. I love presenting gifts in fabric bags, they are re-usable and much more sturdy than the paper gift bags that are all the rage these days.
For the foster family's children I thought little drawstring bags filled with American candy might be a fun gift. There are 3 biological boys in the foster family, so I picked some fun boyish fabrics to fill with candy
For the foster mother and the adoption specialist from the agency in Korea I made these reversible gift bags with pretty feminine fabrics. These are based on the Morse Bag pattern, with some minor adjustments to the height and width to make them a better gift bag size.
Since making these I've been compelled to wrap every gift I give in fabric! Its a fun, unique, and sustainable way to present a gift.