Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Make Your Own Packaging from Upcycled Material - by Susan Napper-LeDuc

Here’s an easy DIY packaging idea that is sure to please everyone. Made with upcycled material, it is not only pretty, but eco friendly too.

What you will need:
 fabric for bag (an old sheet works great)
 light coloured fabric for label (optional)
 pinking Shears or rotary mat ruler and rotary cutter with pinking attachment
sewing machine
stamp for labeling (optional)
sack needle

Figure out size of bag and then cut: When figuring out LENGTH = add the length you need plus 1/2” for seam allowance at bottom plus another 1 “ for pocket at top which will be for the drawstring When figuring the WIDTH = multiply the width you need by 2 then add 1” for two ½” seam allowances

Turn down top 1 “ of material and press. This will become the pocket for the drawstring

Make your labels to be inserted into the bag. Cut a label from the light coloured fabric and then stamp with your shop name

Sew down the top 1” to the inside of material. Fold material in half, right sides together, and insert label along the side seam. Sew together side seam and across the bottom seam, using ½” seam allowance

Using the sack needle and string, string the drawstring through the pocket and then knot together both ends of string

Turn inside out and you’re ready to go

Start packaging!!

 This was written by Susan Napper-LeDuc from SNLCreations and published on her behalf. All the photos shown are property of the author and not to be copied or reproduced in any way without her prior consent.

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