It is exciting to make a paper bag of your own. You may want it to be different with other paper bags that you are seeing normally in the stores, shops, groceries and many others. And if you are not aware yet you can make use of old papers, magazines or newspapers. It can be a sturdy one you can make or a gift bag, or simply for fun activity.
To help you out, here are some simple steps on how to make paper bag:
Gather the materials you need. It is up to you on what type of paper that you will use to make the paper bag. It is whether you want it to be sturdy and if it has a handle. You must prepare: scissors, ruler, glue, and pencil to assist you in assembling the paper bag. Coloured or craft paper for the whole paper bag. Wrapping or newspaper is optional for something more different paper bag. A piece of rope that is enough for the handle, ribbon will also do. You can gather colouring pens, feathers, glitters, crayons and paint to decorate the bags.
Cut the paper to the standard size 9.5 inches by 15 inches or 24cm by 38cm. You can use the ruler to measure the dimensions then use pencil to mark the shape. It is also your option to cut the paper into a rectangle of any desired size you want.
You can decorate the bag while it is not assembled yet for easy decorating task. It is up to you on how you want to design it.
Place the paper you cut out in flat surface. Place the paper in landscape position where the longs sides are up and down then the short sides are on left and right side. If there’s decoration move it facing down.
Fold the edge at the bottom, up to two inches or 5 cm. then sharply crease your fold and when done, unfold it. That will be the bottom of your bag later on.
Locate the center of your paper’s top and the bottom edges. In landscape position, fold the whole paper in half. Pinch the bottom and top of the mark of the fold as well as the center and lightly mark with pencil. After you have marked the folds, on both side and at the bottom you can start folding them and putting glue to put them together. Fold the bottom and glue it as well. When done make sure to open the bag to ensure there is no gap on the glued ones.
You can place the handle by making 2 holes on top of the bag. You can insert the ribbon on the holes to make a handle and ensure that they are tied properly.
There you have it! You should have now your own paper bag. For cute and different types of printed paper bags you can visit the website www.bigbrowncarrierbag.co.uk. You can be creative in making your own paper bag. You can do your own style, decorative, sturdy or just for personal use.