Recently I offered to make the bags for Lu & Ed's swag bag program. I have piles of 12x12 scrapbook paper that has set unused for longer than I would like to admit. I thought this project would be a perfect way to destash my scrapbook paper, and help out a friend! The bags can easily be made in any size, and for any occasion.
For this project, you will need:
12x12 scrapbook paper
pinking shears (optional)
The bags I made were 6x9 to allow all of the swag to fit. These directions are for that size, but can be easily changed. I started with a 12x12 sheet of paper, and cut off 3" from one side. This left me with a 12x9 rectangle, plus a 3x12 strip. Set the strips of paper off to the side, you can use them later!
When I finished sewing the bags, I took some school glue and put a dot on the start and end of the thread. Once the glue was dried, I clipped the excess thread.
Finally, I took a pair of pinking shears and cut the top edge of the bag to give it the cute edge. Now its time to fill the favor bags!
In an effort not to waste the 3" scrap pieces, I sewed them together to make more bags! Below is a bag I made by sewing two 3" strips together, and another bag with three 3" strips. Fold those in half and you can stitch them together just like the bags above. I like the way the bags made from strips look with the different patterns.
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