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Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

Hi everyone, earlier today I shared a tutorial showing you how to make a lovely School Satchel Style Gift Bag.

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

I made this red version during Tuesday’s Facebook Live, it’s such a great looking gift bag and a nice size too!

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

I loved how real this one looks and thought they would be great for back to school gifts, new school gifts or if your homeschooling currently, they could be used as a nice way to hold some treats for rewards etc

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

I love the buckle details and the real looking label.

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

These bags fold flat making them perfect to make now and store away for later.

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

You have a large pocket on the front and then the large main area.

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag


Simple Made Crafts Doctor’s Bag for the buckle details available here.


2 pieces of 12 x 12 card for the front and back.

Score both pieces of 3.1/2 and 1 at 5.1/4 as well so it can fold flat.

2 pieces of 4.1/2 x 12″ for the sides

Score along the 12″ side at 3.1/2 & 5.1/4

Score along the 4.1/2 side at 1/2″ & 4″ and 2.1/4 down to the first scoreline.

1 piece of 12″ x 4.1/2″ card for the lid.

Score along the 4.1/2″ side at 3.1/2″ & 4″

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 10.1/2 card for the large front pocket.

Score 3 sides at 1/2″ & 1″

1 or 2 pieces of 1″ x 12″ for the handle.

4 pieces of 1″ x 4.3/4″ for the buckles.

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

Amazing School Satchel Gift Bag

Thank you for stopping by today, if you would like to watch my Craft Along Facebook Live tutorials please like my page here.

Happy crafting



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