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Lots of of Paper Bags to Make
They’re so simple to make that you’ll want to create several to hold all kinds of things

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  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold in 3⁄8 in (1cm) of left edge. Fold paper in half and use double-sided tape to join edges.

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold up bottom by the width of the base + the flap size (about 1⁄4 of the length of the bag, or in the bag shown here, 21⁄4 in [6cm]).

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open out and press both sides into triangles.

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Create fold lines by folding paper so edges overlap 3⁄8 in (1cm) over center line.

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place double-sided tape on base as per photo and fold in first the edge closest to you, folding the other edge over the top.

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Create fold lines along edges to form rectangular base shape.

  • How to make a gift bag. Flat Paper Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Open out bag and neaten shape by press- ing along fold lines.

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