Mini Bag Tutorial


Hello Crafty Friends!!

I thought spring was in the air, but it seems to have ran away!  Boy is it cold outside.... BRRR

Here is a quick little project for you while you are nice and toasty in your crafty space.  It makes a cute little gift for someone special!

Here are the instructions:

Trim off 2 strips of paper measured at ¾”.;These are for your handles.

Score the strips in Portrait position at 3/8”.

Fold the strips on the score line.

Using a small hole punch, make a hole about ½” up on each end.


With your fingers, gently curl your handle strips. Set these aside for now.

Score the remaining larger piece in Landscape position (inside of bag) at 3”.
Flip the paper over to the other side (outside of the bag) and score at 3/8”, 2 ½”, 3 ½” and 4 1/8”.

Fold on the score lines (folding “into the mountain”).  This will create the fold for the bottom of the bag and the finished edges for the top of the bag.

On each end, cut with your scissors about ½” up on each of the score lines

Fold those little tabs into the center and add glue dots to each tab.
Gently curve the outside edges of the bag toward the inside.  This will help in assembling the bag.

Apply liquid glue or Scor-Tape to one side of the side flaps.

 Fold side flap over, joining to make the side of the bag.  Note that there is no defined fold on the ends of the bag.  It is just a gentle curve.  When you fold the sides together, make sure that the top flap is over the other side

Repeat for the other side.

Attach inside flaps, by gently pushing into place.


Pinch the top of the bag together and punch the holes about 1” in from each side.


Add your handles to each side of the bag with brads.

You are ready to embellish as desired and fill with goodies of your choice!

I hope you have enjoyed this little project!

Until next time - HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!


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