Vintage Style Bag

Today we’re making this Vintage Style Bag which could be made with any Designer Series Paper or double sided patterned paper and a bit of card stock.

They’d make a marvellous gift for Mothers’ Day or as a thank you with some cards in them for a hostess or a friend. Make just the one or make a lot of them, you will enjoy making this little bag.

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Now this little bag would fit a lot in it. From a set of cards (birthday, thank you, get well etc) to a scarf, chocolates or a combination of items for someone special. Add some embellishments to it or a tag and your gift is finished and ready to give.


  • 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ or 30 cm x 30 cm Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock – 7″ x 5″ or 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Ribbon – 20″ or 50 cm
  • Tear & Tape
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue


  • 2 pieces of DSP 8 1/2″ x 4″ or 21.5 cm x 10 cm
  • 2 pieces 8 1/2″ x 1/2″ or 21.5 cm x 1.5 cm
  • 4 pieces 8 1/2″ x 3/4″ or 21.5 cm x 2 cm
  • 1 piece 2 1/2″ x 3″ or 6.3 cm x 7.5 cm or if you want one the same as the video 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 6.25 cm x 8.8 cm score at 1/2″ or 1.3 cm and use corner rounder to round corners before adhering flap down


  • Score card at 1″ or 2.5 cm on all four sides
  • Cut up each corner to the score line
  • Adhere corners to form a box base
  • Take the two large pieces of DSP and adhere them either inside or outside of the box base and adhere up the sides
  • Adhere 2 of the 8 1/2″ x 3/4″ or 21.5 cm x 2 cm to form a handle and repeat
  • Attach handles to base of bag about 1/2″ or 1.3 cm in from the side of the bag on each side
  • Adhere 8 1/2″ x 1/2″ or 21.5 cm x 1.3 cm pieces around base of bag
  • Place Tear & Tape on back of ribbon and adhere to top of bag
  • Make pocket and attach with Tear & Tape. You can embellish pocket with more ribbon if you wish
  • Embellish or add a tag as desired.

It’s such a cute little bag and I hope you like ti. I’d love to read your comments.

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