Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Paper Pouches/Tutorial

Melanie asked about a tutorial for the paper pouches. They are super simple to make.

Take a lunch sack and fold it in half. Then fold the top of the bag down to the height desired for the pocket. Sew on three sides and you have your pocket. Then just embellish them anyway you want them. I love the individually wrapped Archer Farms cookies that you can buy at Target. I paired it up with a Starbucks Via Coffee Packet, and you have a great little gift.

This is my sewing machine. It was my Grandma Maggie's. It's a 1956 Singer, I love it.

Make sure your check out Michelle Wooderson's blog, Mish Mash, today for her new paper pouches. I'm definitely going to make some of those, too.

Stamp: Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: DCWV
Misc: Paper lunch sack, buttons, ribbon, baker's twine, nestabilities, paper punches, cookie, coffee pouch

Thanks for peeking,



  1. AWESOME! I was needing an idea like this since one of my upcoming challenges is to use a paper bag! Look for some extra traffic to your blog this Friday when my challenge post goes live! Thanks!

  2. Thank you so much for the tutorial, Beth. I'll be sure to link back here when I make some of these. Feel free to visit me when you get a chance too.

    Scrappily Ever After Blog

  3. What a GREAT idea Beth. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.


  4. TFS the tutorial!!! That's an awesome sewing machine :-)

  5. How awesome!!! I love your sewing machine! I have one a little older than that one.. I remember my Mom sewing on one of the treadle type ones when I was a little girl..
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful project! Just the ideal thing to pass along some goodies to those special neighbors!
    God bless!

  6. Beth, doesn't this sewing machine ROCK! I have two, one from each of my husbands grandmothers, I can't believe how great it still sews.


    P.S. Awesome project as well. But I really loved the sewing machine.

  7. I love sewing on paper. it's my new love. Best wishes, Linda




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