Last week I was packaging up a bundle of my goodies for a lovely customer when 'eeekkk!' I realised I had run out of my usual packing materials. I think my brain went into overdrive and I scanned around my work area for suitable alternatives, none to be seen, until I spotted my roll of brown wrapping paper.
PING! Light bulb moment. I wonder what would happen if I tried to sew with paper......?
I hastily cut out two rectangles of brown paper, threaded my machine up with black thread and machined two rows around three sides of the rectangle, using uneven stitching, to form a very simple bag.
I trimmed the edges with pinking scissors as a finishing touch. The happy reception this simple little bag got set my mind thinking and so today's Handmade Monday is a 'gift bag' using this technique.
So...... machine two rows around three sides of two rectangular pieces of brown paper, cut to your required size and then trim with pinking scissors...
|Don't forget to leave the opening!|
Punch two holes in the top.
Thread through a ribbon.
Tie and add a colourful gift tag.
You could of course stamp an image onto the bag......
|Apologies for poor photos today|
.......and experiment with sizes.
|Place card envelopes for the Christmas table?|
It's a cheap and cheerful way of wrapping and doesn't involve sellotape, which I loathe using.
Of course you don't have to stop with brown paper. If you come back tomorrow I'll show you what else I've been up to using this technique.
But, while your waiting why not visit Wendy and the Handmade Monday team to see what they can tempt you with. This week she's asking how your Christmas preparations are going. My kindle covers have been selling like hotcakes, so I need to replenish stocks but as regards my personal preparations ooooh, best avoid answering that one I think.
A warm welcome to a few new followers I've enjoyed visiting your lovely blogs.
Have a lovely day all x