Problem: How to wrap or where to find a bag big enough to place the handmade crock I got my Aunt for Christmas.
Solution: Sew up an Enormous Drawstring Bag out of leftover Christmas fabric from last year.
You need 2 pieces of fabric, one for the outside of the bag and one for the lining, or inside of the bag. I cut mine to 18x22''.
Since I was using this for a breakable crock I cut two pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing, measuring 18x18''. (Since this is going to be a drawstring bag I didn't find it necessary to cut the interfacing the same length as my outer fabric. Interfacing would make the drawstring part of the bag fold up too bulky.)
One string or rope, or yarn, or ribbon, or whatever you'd like to tie your bag with, cut 40'' long.
Now we're ready.
For the lining of the bag, with right sides together, sew along the two long sides and one short side. Turn right side out.
Turn your outer bag right side out. Now for those edges we left unsewn. Fold in about 1/4'' of the outer edges and top stitch each side, DO NOT sew these sides together!!!! This is going to create the part of the drawstring bag, so you need the top of this outer fabric open.
Here's the tricky part, it's just a little tricky so keep reading, you can do this no problem. With the outer fabric of your bag still turned inside out, stick it down into the lining fabric of your bag that's turned right side out. See the picture below? That's what you're after. (I hate I used the same fabric for the outside and inside, I think it makes it a little harder to picture this way, sorry about that.)
Line the top edge of your lining fabric to the top edge of the fusible interfacing.
It fit the crock I got for my Aunt perfectly and it had enough padding inside that I didn't have to worry about it breaking while being handled and moved around.