Time for another Digi Makeover Challenge and this week the challenge is “anything but a card”. I decided to go for an easy project and create some treat bags. Actually, the tutorial and blog post took me 10 times longer than the bags themselves! These are super easy, and they are easy to adapt to various sizes and occasions. You could fill them with candy corns for a sweet little Halloween treat!
There are two variations on this – one uses sewing and one uses a crimper. Here’s the tutorial for both:
The sewing version:
Step 1: I printed sentiments from the Little Moments Sentiments Digi set onto patterned paper. note – paper works better than card stock for this project, especially for smaller sized treat bags. I used paper sized at 3″ x 4″.
Step 2: Use a piece of double stick tape to seal the side.
Step 3: This is the hardest part if you ask me…. seal the seam along the side with the tape.
Step 4: Pinch the top closed (but don’t crease the edges) and sew along the top to seal closed.
Step 5: Fill with goodies. Be careful not to overfill as you still need to close the other end up. I used some buttons, but your options are limitless. You could put a few candies in there!
Step 6: If you want to use some ribbon along the bottom (optional) hold it in place and pinch the end. Notice that you are closing the opposite edges as the top of the treat bag.
Step 7: Sew along the bottom of the treat bag to close it up.
Step 8: Add any additional embellishments and you’re done.
The Crimping Version: Don’t have a sewing machine? Do you have one of those old crimpers that used to be so popular? Well, here’s another version for you!
Step 1: Put the tape along the edge just like in the sewing version.
Step 2: Before you attach the side seam, flip it over and apply tape to the back side as shown (don’t remove the backing yet though). You’ll want a piece along the bottom left edge, and a piece in the middle of the top.
Step 3: Attach the side seam just as you did in step 3 of the sewing version. Then reach in and remove the tape backing along the bottom and pinch it closed.
Step 4: Place the bottom edge in your crimper and turn the crimping handle 2-3 notches to set the seal.
Step 5: Here’s the crimp-sealed bottom edge.
Step 6: Fill your treat bag with goodies, then reach in and remove the backing for the other piece of tape. Just as in the above step, crimp the end closed.
Voila! Now you have lots of little treat bags to share with your friends!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read through my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it, and if you make your own treat bags, please come back and leave me a link so I can see them!!