February Paper Bag Booklet/Album
paper lunch bags 1/page
Assorted Bisous papers
Papers used in this project:
Eggs, Moss Curls, Lilac Curls, Candy Stripe & Plaid, Impressionist
Leaves, Purple Circles, Faux Lilac Vellum, Mauve Petals &
Bisous Easter Hats & Easter Blessings Stickers
Bisous NEW Easter Expressions CUTouts
Assorted matching ribbons, eyelets, & buttons.
1. Cut off the bottoms of your lunch bags so that they are 5"
x 7". These are now your "pages" with pockets.
The "top" of each lunch bag will remain open. The bottoms
can either be sewn shut, glued shut, or left as they are. When we
bind your book it will close off this opening.
Decorate each page with papers, stickers, CUTouts, ribbons and buttons
as shown. Decide which page you want to be your front and which
page will be your back. Remember to leave your opening for each
page "pocket" don't sew directly on the paper bag or you'll
sew your pocket shut. Do not decorate you page too close
to the edge you will be binding. You need about 1/4"
on each page (left hand side when book is closed) to bind your book.
Cut a piece of paper to 5 1/4" x 12". This will be your
binding. Accordian fold this every 1/2". You will end up with
little folds. Insert one bag between 2 folds. This method of binding
allows your book to lay flat once it is opened. Punch holes through
accordian folds with bag pages in place. Attach with eyelets, brads
or ribbons. You can also sew your bags in place rather than punching
holes in them. Repeat steps with each page.
You can now decorate the pull out pages of your album. These are
5 3/4" x 6". Use the index tabs on these as well as ribbons
so you are able to pull them out easier.