Unusual Gift Boxes & Bags

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

Hi everyone, I promised last week that I would make some gifts bags and today I’m sharing the first of a few I’ve designed lately.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

I’m In love with everything about this bag, from the beautiful papers to the silver buckle on the front.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

The papers are from the Blooming Flowers paper pack from The Works and available here.

Flowers Blooming Paper Pack

The silver buckle I used is also from The Works but not available online.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

The pretty embellishments are brads from Poundland.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

The box measures 2.1/2 x 7″ x 6″ so there is plenty of room for lots of goodies.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

To make this gift bag you will need…

2 pieces of 12″ x 12″ pattern paper, a non-directional pattern is better.

Score one piece at 2.1/2 & 9.1/2 then rotate and score at 2.1/2, 8.1/2 & 11″ this will become the front of the box.

Score the other 12″ x 12″ piece at 2.1/2 & 9.1/2, rotate and score at 2.1/2 x 8.1/2 this will be the back of the box.

1 piece of 4″ x 7″ pattern paper for the closure. Score along the 4″ side at 2″

2 pieces of 1″ x 6″ pattern paper to decorate the front.

1 piece of 1.1/2 x 5″ pattern paper for the closure and to hold the buckle.

1 piece of 1″ x 12″ or A4 length for your handle. Score at 1″ & 11″ along the 12″ side.

I used 16mm white velcro dots to fasten the gift bag.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

I love these so much that I’m keeping one to display in my craft room!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s tutorials.

Happy crafting



4 thoughts on “Beautiful Satchel Style Gift Bag

  1. What a lovely box/bag Sam. I’ll be making one of these surely. I love all your videos and how you explain what you are doing and templates (when needed) are a great thing as well. TYFS your ideas with us.

  2. Hi Sam,
    I love love your bags!! Was wondering if there would be ok if I could make and sell these as long as I mentioned you?

  3. Hi Theresa, of course and thank you for asking. I would love to see a picture of your stall once it’s all set up! Good luck 🙂

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