Friday 8 February 2013

Gift Pouch Tutorial

Here's a step by step tutorial showing how to make a cute gift pouch with two pockets.  I can't claim the idea as my own, I saw it made at a Docrafts demo with Geraldine Carruthers, so I'm just passing it on really.
Step 1.
Cut a piece of double sided scrapbooking paper to 12"x8.5" and place portrait on a score board.
Score at 2.5" and 6".

Step 2.
Turn the paper to landscape and score at 1.25", 2.5", 5", 7", 9.5" and 10.75"

Step 3.
Cut away all four corners, the pieces you remove will be 2" square with a score line down the middle.  These pieces can be discarded.

Step 4.
Cut the 2" squares in half diagonally so you end up with this shape.

Step 5.
Fold the outer wings inwards as shown.

Step 6.
Turn the paper over and fold up the sides so you get this shape.

Step 7.
Fold the top sections down as shown and burnish all your folds with a bone folder for a crisp finish.

Step 8.
Punch holes in the top sections and set eyelets if you wish.  The easiest way to punch the holes is to hold the two top sections together with low tack masking tape and punching through all the layers at once.  This means the front and back will line up exactly.
I added a piece of matching paper over the base of the pouch to cover the join.

Step 9.
Make a tag to fit in the front pocket and decorate as you wish.  Mine measures 8cm x 7cm.

Step 10.

Punch holes in the packaging of your small gift, a bag of Thornton's chocolates is the perfect size, and thread ribbon through the eyelets at the back of the pouch, the gift packaging and then the eyelets at the front.  Secure with a bow.  A small pack of biscuits with tea bags in the pockets is a nice idea to try too.

Step 11.
Decorate as desired.
Here's the back view, you could pop a gift card in the pocket.


  1. Fantastic gift bag great tutorial Ginny X

  2. Brilliant tutorial & fab idea,looks great ! x

  3. fab tutorial wendy, thank you for sharing

  4. Thanks for this Wendy - hope to give it a go x Susan x

  5. Fab Tuturiol Wendy, Love the paper you used...

  6. wow this looks gorgeous wendy. a fab gift idea :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Simply gorgeous and fab tutorial hunni..

    have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. Beautiful bag Wendy and a great tutorial thanks. Teresa. xx

  9. This is fab thanks for sharing. Please could you contact trisha at as you won last week and i'll tell you how to claim your prize thanks trisha x

  10. So gorgeous gift bag. i love papers and emblishments. i love so gift in the bag :)


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