How to make a paper bag
How to Make a Paper Bag
Want to make a paper bag that's different from the regular brown paper bag? You can always make your own paper bag with some old magazines, newspaper, or craft paper lying around. You can make one that is a little more sturdy or one that is decorative for a gift, an art piece, or as a fun activity.
Part 1. Decorating Your Paper Bag
Choose and gather your materials. Depending on what kind of paper bag you want to make, you want to keep in mind what you want it to look like, how sturdy it is, and whether or not you'd like it to have a handle.
Cut a piece of paper to 9.5 x 15 inches (24 x 38 cm). Use a ruler to measure out the dimensions and a light pencil to stencil out the shape. Or you can cut a rectangle of any size.
Decorate your bag. In some cases, decorating your bag before assembling it is much easier. If you're making a pattern, or painting the bag in a different colour, it's easier to decorate with a flat piece of paper to ensure your pattern and colour remain the same throughout.
Part 2. Assembling Your Paper Bag
Place the cut out paper in front of you on a flat surface. Make sure to place it in “landscape” orientation or long sides up and down, short sides to the left and right.
Fold the bottom edge of the paper up 2 inches (5 cm) and sharply crease the fold. When you’re done, unfold. This end will later become the bottom of the bag.
Locate the center points of the top and bottom edges. To do this, you can either calculate the center points with a ruler or fold your paper to find its center. There are three points you will have to mark:
Fold the sides of the bag into place. Be sure to maintain the landscape orientation as you work to fold the sides as follows:
Flip the bag over so that it sits glued-side-down. Make sure to orient it so that one of the open ends points toward you.
Fold the side-creases inward to create a slight accordion effect. You will be make the sides of the bag so that it opens up as a rectangle.
Prepare the bottom of the bag. To determine which end is the bottom, look for the crease lines you folded previously that mark the bottom of the bag. Keep the bag flattened for now and prepare the bottom:
Piece together the bottom of the bag. You will be folding a few sides to the center, using their triangular shape to ensure the bottom of the bag is evenly put together.
Pop the bag open. Make sure the bottom is completely closed off and that there are no gaps in the glued edges.
Add your handles. You can ribbon, rope, or string to make the handles or you can leave your bag as is without handles, but handles are harder and take more time.
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