When it comes to giving treats, these little parchment paper treat bags are a fun, unique way to package goodies. They are simple to make and require items I’m sure you already have in your kitchen and craft box.
Parchment Paper Treat Bags Items Needed
- Parchment paper (can be purchased on rolls or sheets)
- paper scissors
- rotary cutter & mat (optional)
- sewing machine (could be stitched by hand)
- ribbon, note cards, jute (optional for embellishments)
You may be wondering why I don’t have any glue listed on my list. I have tried gluing parchment paper and it JUST DOESN’T WORK! After it dries, it comes apart. So I have come to the sewing method and it works like a charm. You know me, I like sewing paper!
You can also just use already assembled bags. I like these brown ones.
Watch the video tutorial below
1- Decide how big you want your bags to be.
Suggested sizes: Large, Medium, Small
LARGE FINISHED SIZE: 7 X 6 INCHES
CUT PAPER: 12 1/2 X 8 1/2 INCHES
MEDIUM FINISHED SIZE: 5 1/2 X 5 INCHES
CUT PAPER: 10 1/2 X 7 INCHES
SMALL FINISHED SIZE: 6 X 4 INCHES
CUT PAPER: 8 X 6 1/2 INCHES
2- Cut parchment paper to size.
I like using a rotary cutter because of the marked grid lines on the mat. However, you can use a pair of scissors and ruler.
3- Line up short ends of paper (without creasing) and sew down the edge.
USE WHITE THREAD! The photo shows black only to emphasize the seam contrast.
4- Open up the bag and eyeball the seam in the middle.
Use your fingers to crease the outer edges of the bag. Fold seam and crease as well.
5- Fold up bottom edge 1/2-3/4 inches and crease.
6- Take the scissors and cut the outer corner of the folded paper.
Start at the fold crease. Do this for both sides. ( This is just to reduce bulk but not necessary). You can skip this step if you want.
7- Cut away just the inner paper on fold line.
8- Sew the bottom flap using the sewing machine.
Get creative and use a fancy stitch if you want. There are a lot of options. Change thread colors to make the stitching pop.
9- Now repeat steps 5-7 for the top flap.
10-Fill your bags with all kinds of treats.
11-Once the bag is filled, sew the flap closed.
12-Embellish with a ribbon, card, tag or whatever your creative bones can come up with.
Such a fun way to give treats!
These are great for party favors, children Valentine gifts, or an addition to any gift.
You may be interested in another Valentine craft: Paper Heart Garlands
Have fun crafting my friends!