Monday, July 29, 2013

Paper Bag Book

Hello There -

I tried something new!  I made a paper bag book.  I used brown lunch bags, laid them on top of each other in opposite directions and sewed them together down the middle on my sewing machine.  I tied some tulle around the book to hide the stitching.

I used the Lucille line from Basic Grey, which I instantly fell in love with!  I have a soft spot for vintage paper and sewing themed items. 

This line had a couple sheets of cute cut aparts that made it perfect for all the little pockets that the paper bag ends made.  I adhered them down on three sides, which left them open to slide in the little notes.

In the large pockets, made from the openings of the bags, I put in pictures of the kids and a Subway gift card.  This book is going to my mom and I know she will love looking at the pictures and reading all the little notes in the pockets.

On the cover I used some of the chipboard stickers, twine, and made a raised charm embellishment.

When sending this I put it in a padded envelope to make sure it arrives safe and sound to my mom!

Try something new - it is so much fun!



  1. OMG that book is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You did such an amazing job!!! love the layout of your blog too!