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,