Unusual Gift Boxes & Bags

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this very sweet satchel gift bag.

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

I adore this gift bag and really enjoyed making it. I love all the details and the faux stitching all around the edges.

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

I used the Summer Dreams paper pack from the works. It’s a bargain for £3!

You can find it available from The Works here.

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It’s a nice size gift bag measuring 3″ x 6″ x 6″ I added a locking closure so that nothing falls out and it has a nicer finish.

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

I used my metal ‘D’ rings to make it look like a real bag and finished it off with a tassel chain.

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

The gingham ribbon and bow worked perfectly with this beautiful floral print.

I used a white Posca pen to create the faux stitching, you can get these pens from Amazon here.

Posca Pens

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

To make this gift bag you will need…

2 pieces of 7″ x 9″ pattern paper for the front and back.

Score along the 7″ side at 1/2″ & 6.1/2

Score along the 9″ side at 3″

2 pieces of 3″ x 12″ coloured paper for the sides.

Score along the 12″ side at 2″ & 8″

I piece of 6″ x 9″ coloured card for the flap.

Score along the 9″ side at 1″

1 piece of 5″ x 12″ pattern paper to cover the flap.

1 piece of 9.1/2 x 1.1/2 coloured cardstock for the strap.

1 piece of 1″ x 6″ pattern paper to cover the strap.

2 pieces of 2″ x 5/8″ pattern paper for the sides to connect the ‘D’ rings. Your sizes may vary depending on the size of the ‘D’ rings you use.

Stitched oval dies for the strap, I used a 2″ and 1.1/2 size.

I also used the Card Making Magic Oval Nesting Dies to shape my flap/lid. These are available from Craft Stash here.

Magnets, mine are 16mm-1/2″ Rare Earth ones. There are many sellers on eBay & YouTube, I’ve shared one link here.

The ‘D’ rings are 25mm. I got mine from The Works but they have sold out online, however, I’ve found some others here.

Ribbon for the handle.

Check out my full tutorial below.

I love making gift bags and I hope you enjoy making this as much as I have.

Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

Thank you for popping by today.

Happy crafting.



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3 thoughts on “Pretty Summer Satchel Gift Bag

  1. I just love this gift bag Sam. The papers are beautiful as well. Will be giving this one a try. TYFS all your talent with us……

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