this holiday season i found myself presented with the same problem on countless occasions...waste $$ and other precious resources on paper packaging and totes that would soon be trashed or find a way to reduce, reuse and recycle my fabric stash. happily, i was able to save a few saplings by constructing my own gift bags. here's one that is fashioned out of complementary fabrics and reverses to suit your fancy...or more specifically, aunt k's fancy. i made this with her in mind. she's an avid reader so this came with a couple of books as stuffing. she can use it for trips to the bookstore or any store that she pleases. this is a gift where the gift wrap gives back.