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Velvet Gelt Bag

Gift bags of dreidels and chocolate gelt, or coins, are even more of a treat when made from velvet embossed with symbols of Hanukkah.


  1. Step 1

    Cut a 5-by-15-inch piece of velvet. Fold it in half, right sides facing, and sew a tight zigzag up both sides.

  2. Step 2

    Fold top edge over twice, and hem.

  3. Step 3

    Pick a decorative rubber stamp. With the velvet pouch still inside out, place stamp inside, against fabric.

  4. Step 4

    Spray pouch with water where it will be embossed.

  5. Step 5

    Using an iron set on high, press fabric for 30 seconds. Turn right side out.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2004