Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Paper Bag Purse using Jillibean Soup

I made these cute Paper Bag Purses with the new Jillibean Soup papers and embellishments. This is the new Blossom Soup line. I just love the colors and designs of these papers. Yes, I ran out and got these as soon as they were released :) Wouldn't you?! I used these bags for my daughter's birthday party. I put candy in them for the girl's she invited. They loved them!
Here is a tutorial of how to make them. They are super easy and don't take long at all.

Here is a side view of the bag.

Here is a view from the top.

First you cut a paper bag 4 inches from the bottom.

Next you pick your patterned paper and cut 2 sheets 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 1 sheet 1 3/4 x 4 inches.

Next you cut a sheet of cardstock 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 and 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Then score the longer one at 2 inches.

Next adhere the patterned paper to the cardstock.

Use a hole punch to punch holes in the back of the cardstock. (for ribbon)

Pick your ribbon and and make the handles. Tape the ribbon to the cardstock. (the paper bag will hide it)

Lay your bag with the little flap up(front) and flip it over to adhere the bigger cardstock.

Make sure you line up your cardstock

And last add your velcor for the closure. And embellish with what ever you would like.


  1. Wonderful tutorial, Angie! And the purses are adorable!

  2. These are soooo cute! Love the tutorial! TFS!