I was looking for an inexpensive way to package some of my hand made soaps. I knew I couldn't use occlusive plastic, so I enlarged a paper candy pouch I had made years ago, and it worked GREAT!

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

Brown Craft Paper (brown paper bag or decorative scrapbook paper)
Straight Edge Ruler
Scissors or Rotary Cutter (reserved for paper)
Sewing Machine
Old Sewing Machine Needle (reserved for paper)

Cutting Mat (optional)
Weights (optional)
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I love this idea... Will be making this very soon... Thank you
LOVE, Love, love this idea!!! Thank YOU! <br>
I've had fun with this little pouch, using different papers, but frankly I like the brown paper best. Try using different colors of thread as well!
I used different colors (red &amp; green) of thread for my spindle and bobbin. And along with the brown craft paper, I lined the pouches with unbleached wax paper to hold chocolate covered almonds that I made. Can't wait for the reviews from recipients.
post a picture.....I can't wait for the reviews as well!
Sorry, I didn't get a pic of the pouches. They were mailed to recipients in early December. They were well-received, to say the least.
thanks....I've made some &quot;fancy&quot; ones for jewelry, and made a whole big batch to hold jelly beans for Easter. I thought about sewing paper &quot;ears&quot; on, but didn't get around to it! :-)
shhhh, MaryT... keep it a secret until Easter rolls around.... or make some Halloween-themed candy bags...n.o.w.? :-D
Maybe putting the Halloween candy in pouches MIGHT slow me down (eating it) a little, but I think I'm safer just NOT buying any! ;-D We live in the country so don't get Trick or Treaters out here :-( ......I can't even use the excuse that &quot;it's for the kids&quot;
Fabulously classy-rustic... this is the perfect gift wrap for homemade goodies!
wicked idea for little gifts, :)

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