I don't buy new material for my gift bags. It seems that there is always a
velveteen, velvet, brocade,or some luxury fabric that is wearing thin in 1
spot. I use that instead! When my mother died, I used her housecoats, and
made memory bags, that we re-use and send back and forth between family
members as gift bags ( helps keep her memory alive for us). It is handy as
you make whatever size you need.

Pat