It seems to be kids party season again. What I should do is keep a batch of ready to go presents, but I'm not that organised. The last two parties we have gone to, I have remembered the night before that we can't go empty handed. They have both been girls parties so this is now my new go to gift for little girls. They have both turned six, but I think this pattern works for all ages, just adjust the elastic to suit.
I used some cake fabric from Lewis and Irene's Small Things Sweet collection because it seemed like the perfect birthday fabric. On the other I used the parrots from Beth Salts Parrots Paradise collection.
I tried half a metre and 40cm. I think the 40cm works best for age six, but this can be adapted for different ages.