Nov 29, 2008

How to make a paper bag

Today, I made some paper bags for a customer.
So I'd like to write how to make a paper bag. I used some pages of magazines.
(1)Cut two pages from a magazine.

(2)Paste the edges of two pages together.

(3)Fold each side of the bag in same width. In this case, I folded in 1 inch.

(4)Tuck down each side.

(5)Fold the bottom of the bag. In this case, I folded in about 2 inches.

(6)Open the bottom.

(7)And fold it like the pictures.

Then, paste it.

(8)You did it! I love this one very much because I love tomatoes!!!!

I made five bags today.

Thank you for reading my poor English instruction.
I hope you like it.


Donna said...

Thank you for the tutorial, it is easy to understand. The bags look lovely--and delicious!

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

I think I can do that!
Thank you so much for the great instructions.
And yes, that bag does look very delicious!!!
The tomatoes are so yummy looking. I remember the tomato you bought on your trip to the US when you blogged about it.

Linda said...

Thank you, they are lovely!

mairuru said...

Hi Donna, ML, Lin!
Thank you very much! I love tomatoes very much so when I found this page, I soon began to make the bag.

Anonymous said...

What a useful tutorial! I was looking for a way to package some small gifts, and this is the perfect way.

I have been following your blog for a while, and I enjoy it very much, but I never commented. Thank you for this and all of your lovely and interesting posts.

Surya said...

I'm so thankful for this tutorial. I was searching for this from a very long time. Let me try it. I'll let you know how it turned out.

mairuru said...

Hello Surya,
Thank you for your comments! It's easy to make this bag and please show me!

semajrn said...

I had been looking for instructions on this very topic. So happy to find yours. Am I "direction challenged" as far as following instructions is concerned? Everyone seemed to think that they were so easy to follow!! I am having trouble with the following two parts: Did you take two sheets of magazine pages, place them on top of each other, and glue them together on two edges - right and left sides? And, I am not sure exactly how you glued the bottom together after folding the bottom up 2 inches and "opening it up". What happens to the triangular corners?

mairuru said...

Hello Semajrn,
Thank you for your comment.
I used two pages to make this bag. But sometimes I make a bag from a piece of paper.
And about the bottom, when I fold the first side, I put some glue on the corner only. Then, when I fold the other side, I put some glue on the corner and the line which laps over to the other side.
Could I explain well ...???

PM said...

i've been searching for a step by step guide on this and I'm so glad i came across your blog!

Alice said...

Great tutorial, thanks! :)

Holly said...

This is exactly what I had been looking for! Your instructions are very good, it doesn't even matter too much what you say in this case because the pictures say it all!

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Thank you so much for this idea!
I was looking for an easy way to make paper bags, and with your instructions I finally managed to make a very nice one!
And your idea of using magazine pages is simply lovely!
Thanks a lot!

Jaya P said...

thank you for the tutorial.. i had never thought about how to make a paper bag - and you give very clear instructions.

Heather said...

Those bags are lovely! :) And thank you for the tutorial, it is very easy to understand thanks to the very clear pictures you posted.

nurul huda said...

awesome! im gonna make this paper bag for my wedding favours. simple instructions. easy to understand and follow..hehe

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You just said the MAGIC WORD ... paper bag!! I love this, thanks. Must try them

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Anonymous said...

Thank you sooo much! I was really confused for a long time, but now its crystal clear!

geeta said...

Greetings from mumbai, thank you for your tutorial, i wanted to make paperbags to wrap the gift of wooden incensestick holder on the event of beloved memory of our mother who expired on 26th october 2009 aged 76 year.
your tutorial was a great help to us.
Thank you again,
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alexandra s.m. said...

Fantastic! Thank You!!

Anonymous said...

i just made this! it works

Laney said...

wow, this looks amazing!!! perfect for christmas gift-giving! thanks!!!

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thank you very much..i think you have just saved my Christmas....

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oh thank you very much i was searching for this kind of post for a really long time....

Unknown said...

Marvelous job Mai!! I loved this simple, easy & fancy paper bag! I will try making one today itself! Thanks for sharing your talent dear!!

Yvonne M said...

kia ora. Thanks for the pics and easy to follow instructions, have mad quite a few just for the fun of it. YM

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thanks a million.... i was searching for the instructions with pictures.... ur instructions were so simple n e bag looks stunning thanx once again! :) good day!

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aww, thanks so much. Its so easier to understand :)

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Are you and tomato ok?

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