I made mine out of brown craft paper, but you could also use any paper that has a little "body" to it. You could use scrap booking paper, heavy wrapping paper, or even a paper bag.
I sewed the tag directly to the pouch, but you could use stickers, stamps or markers
To open the recipient simply tears the paper
Step 1: Step 1 Supplies
Straight Edge Ruler
Scissors or Rotary Cutter (reserved for paper)
Old Sewing Machine Needle (reserved for paper)
Cutting Mat (optional)
Step 2: Step 2 Cut
I was able to get 3 "pouches" from a 24 inch width of paper.
Using my long straight edge ruler, and holding the paper down flat with weights, I cut a strip of paper 6 inches wide, then I cut that strip into thirds (each piece was 8 inches long)
Step 3: Step 3 SEW First Edge
#1 Bring the two shorter end together (in this case they measure 6 inches) but DO NOT crease the paper.
#2 Sew a seam (through the two edges you just brought together) about 1/4 from the edge of the paper using a longer stitch.
NOTE: You may wish to either do a locking stitch (if your machine has that feature) or lock the stitches in place by going in reverse for a couple stitches
Step 4: Step 4: SEW Second Edge and FILL
#4 Fill with your gift......making sure NOT to overfill
Step 5: Step 5 Sew Third Seam
#6 Line up the edges of the pouch, and sew with the same 1/4 inch seam. NOTE: This would be the time to attach your gift tag IF you are sewing it on.