October 25, 2011

SC Brown Bag Mini Album

Hello everyone. I have a simple tutorial or more like an idea to share. Every month i receive my Studio Calico Kit in a big brown bag. I hoard them all and was thinking of a way to recycle it. I came up with this simple idea of turning the bag into a Mini Album with pockets! Let me show you how i do it.

First i cut the bag into 3 sizes, The first two is 7'x12' and the other half is 4.5' x 12'.

Next i fold them in half and then stack them on top one another.

If you have a sewing machine just sew the center part to make the spine. In my case i hand stitch using embroidery floss. Please excuse my horrible stitching!

I glue the bottom part of the bag to make pockets.

Finally the fun part, cover them up with your left over bits and pieces from the kit. Embellish as desire! 

I managed to do 3 mini's, one from my current kit Field Guide the rest is from my previous stash. 

This is going to be my new year gifts to my girlfriends. I still have plenty of those brown bag and perhaps will think of other ways to recycle them.


Bellaidea said...

Very cute idea!

Jaime Lee said...

What a brilliant idea! It's awesome and it make a food gift too! 😉

Katherine B said...

awesome and oh so fabulously decorated!!!

teacher jessy said...

Super awesome!!

Amelia Khalik said...

Tq ladies! :)))

Nitasha said...

love, love, love these! I have a ton of Studio Calico bags, so now I know what to do with them if I ever actually finish an entire kit! LOL! Thanks so much for the tutorial and inspiration!

Blossom inch said...

totally awesome idea! love it!

Ursula Schneider said...

this is a great idea and you've created a fabulous gift!