Hello my friends, hope you are all well.
Christmas is fast approaching and I so enjoy making things for this holiday.
I thought of making these sweet little gifts bags and paper ornaments, and after I had finished the first I decided to take photos for a tutorial, but first a few finished pictures :)
It's easier if you draw your design on the doubled paper first, then stitch around it before cutting it out. As I was sewing them on the machine, I poked in a little stuffing so they are not so flat. You don't need much.
|This is the paper bag I used to cut out|
my first tree. I just lined it with sheet music.
|The paper bags I used are not lunch bags, they are from a gift |
shop and much lighter.
so I had to double up and in using old book paper as a lining
it makes them nice and strong.
I first cut the edges so they were even, but his step is up to you.
|Cut a Christmas Tree shape or other shape from another|
Now, it's back over to the machine to sew it on.
|Cut your old book paper to fit the size of your paper bags.|
Now sew it along the top edge of bag on both paper bags.
On the inside. This is going to make a lining.
When you have done this you are ready to stitch
the two pieces together.
|Your inside will have old book paper, or whatever|
you choose to use. I think it gives it a nice finish, it
just seems to add some strength too.
|Now you have some sweet little gift bags for that|
special small gift :)
I made some little paper ornaments too using brown kraft
wrapping paper, they will be nice to pop in the bag.
Happy Kindness Day to you all,