Monday, 17 March 2008

Gift Bag Tutorial

I found this cute little gift bag tutorial on martha stewart last night and gave it a go. The outcome is beautiful but the instructions didn't make sence to me, so I have written my own with some little pics for you. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

Things you'll need:
printed template sheets x 2, get them here
2 x small rectangles of card (2cm by 4cm)
2 x 9cm (90mm) pieces of yarn or twill, or ribbon or string, for handels
double sided tape (DST)

1. Print off the templates.
2. Cut around one of the templates and guides showing folds and cuts.
3. Fold where shown with ----- lines.

4. Cut out template.

5. Cut 3 slits as shown with white lines.

6. Stick your 2 pieces of handle material to your 2 pieces of card using cellotape. I went for 2 rectangles of 2cm by 4cm.

7. Turn over your 2 pieces of card and stick 2 pieces of double sided tape to each.

8. Peel off tape and stick rectangles with handles to inside of front and back panels.

9. Put 1 piece of double sided tape on printed side of tab.

10. Fold tab around to meet opposite side.

11. Fold in bottom panels.

12. Stick 2 pieces of double sided tape to outside bottom panel.

13.Peel off tape and press panel down firmly.

14. Your finished handmade gift bag!

Give it a go and let me know how you get on and maybe even post photos of your onw handmade gift bags on your blog.


Sophie said...

Oh this bag is adorable! I usually end up spending so much on wrapping presents so I will definatley be trying this out once I get the time.
Brilliant tutorial :D

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely fantastic. You brought that Martha template to life with your gorgeous tutorial. Thanks so much! :O)