Paper Bags: How To Make A Tote Bag For Your Next Event

Whether headed to the grocery store or out on a shopping spree, a paper bag is always a great choice. They’re lightweight and easy to carry, and they’re also reusable. This article will show you how to make a paper bag totes bag using items you probably already have in your home.

Materials You’ll Need

  • A paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pens or pencils


To make your DIY paper bag holder, you’ll need a paper bag, scissors, glue, and pens or pencils. Cut a small hole out of the top of the bag and then use the scissors to trim away any excess fabric.

Glue the hole in the top of the bag closed using a little glue. Then, use pens or pencils to draw lines on either side of the hole to form an X shape.

Finally, cut out the X shape with scissors and glue it to the back of your desk or shelf where you want it to stay!

If you’re looking for a more decorative paper bag holder, try adding some colorful paper scraps to the inside of your DIY paper bag holder. You can also use fabric scraps or ribbon to add a little extra flair. Once you have your design decided, glue the scraps onto the hole inside the top of your paper bag holder.

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How To Make The Bag

There are many ways to make a paper bag, but the easiest way is to use an old grocery bag. Cut a large hole in one end of the grocery bag and use a pipe cleaner or chopstick to poke a small hole in the center of the top of the hole.

Turn the grocery bag, so the open end faces out and staple it shut on one side only. Ensure that you leave enough open space at the bottom of your paper bag to fit your hand inside when you want to fill it with objects.

Sewing The Bag Together

It was time to finish up the project. I had sewn the bag together, and it looked great! However, there was one last piece that I needed to sew- the bottom of the bag.

I anxiously cut out my paper bag bottom and began sewing it onto the bag. It took a bit of time, but in the end, I was happy with how it turned out.

Adding A Handle and Making Folded Corners

Adding a handle to your paper bag is an easy way to make it easier to carry around. Making folded corners on your paper bag is another great way to keep it organized and neat.

Cleaning And Storing Your Bag

Cleaning and storing your bag is important if you want it to last. You should clean it after each use, and if it starts getting dirty, you can put it in the washer and dryer.

Creating your own eco-friendly paper bag totes bag is simple and easy. Following these steps, you can create a stylish and durable tote for your next shopping trip.