I have a sweet neighbor who purchased some of my buttons recently. Of course I told her I wouldn't charge her for shipping since it takes me about two minutes (if that) to walk her front door. So I didn't need to use one of my regular bubble wrap mailers, but of course I still wanted to package them up nicely for her. What to do?
It came together so quickly, used up some
And since it was so simple, I thought I'd show you how some of your own!
- a brown paper bag*
- regular paper scissors
- pinking shears
- a hole punch
- a stringy scrap of fabric
*I used one with handles since that's what I had on hand, but it would actually be a lot easier if it didn't have handles.
Step 1: Cut
Although, now that I think about it, I could have just ignored the words and used the blank inside as the "front." Haha. Sometimes you're dumb when you take pictures for tutorials. :)
Step 2: Fold
Step 3: Pink
Step 4: Sew
Before you sew, the bottom of the bag should be folded up (to make the little pouch part) and the top flap should be folded up, away from the pouch part. (See the picture below if that's confusing. Because it probably is.)
Step 5: Punch
Use your hole punch to punch one hole on each side of your pouch.
This is what it will look like on the front.
Step 6: Fill
Step 7: Tie
And if you haven't already made a place next to your sewing machine to stash stringy scraps as you work on other projects, start now. You'll find uses for them all the time. They're so much prettier than plastic ribbon and it just feels great to use up seemingly useless scraps.
And you're done!
Now wasn't that easy?
These would also be great for party or wedding favors, treat bags, and so much more.
Have fun making your own!