Double Pocket Bag

by Jenn Diercks

For a perfect treat for anyone, fill this easy-to-create bag with cards or cocoa - whatever you can fit!


  • Paper Trimmer with scoring blade

  • 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper

  • Sticky Strip

  • Ribbon

  • Horizontal Slot Punch

  • Cardstock for decorating front

  • Stamps

  • Ink

  • Scissors

  • Bone Folder

  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Lightly score the 12" X 12" patterned paper at 1" and 11".

  2. Step 2

    Fold on score line and adhere, showing reverse side of paper.

  3. Step 3

    Rotate cardstock 90 degrees, then score the 12" side at 3 ½" and 8 ½".

  4. Step 4

    Fold on score lines.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere the overlapping part to create a flat tube.

  6. Step 6

    Score at 4 ¾", 5", and 5 ¼" as shown.

  7. Step 7

    Fold in half, burnishing folds with bone folder.

  8. Step 8

    Fold all score lines. The center score line will be folded up toward the center of the bag.

  9. Step 9

    Place a small amount of Sticky Strip at the center of the bag. Use only a small piece or the bag will not stand as well when finished.

  10. Step 10

    Adhere bag together. It should stand freely at this point

  11. Step 11

    Using the horizontal slot punch, punch through just the top layer of folded paper. The punch rests inside of the pocket.

  12. Step 12

    Thread ribbon through the holes. Here, a small piece of Sticky Strip was used to adhere the ribbon to itself.

  13. Step 13

    Finish putting the ribbon onto the first side.

    Flip the bag over and repeat steps 11 - 12 for the other side of the bag.

  14. Step 14

    Finish by decorating and embellishing the front of the bag.

    The front of the bag measures 5" X 4 3/4" and the base is only about 1/2" thick.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Pocket Bag. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

If you wanted to have the opposite side of the DS paper on the top part of the bag how would you go about doing that?
MeaghanR  |  Thu Dec 6, 2007 at 9:14 AM
Great Idea! I love the DOUBLE pockets. Very pretty too!
GarnetJ  |  Fri Dec 7, 2007 at 1:11 AM
When you do step 4, just fold your paper the other direction. If you look at my picture you will fold toward the all pomegranate side. The side that does not have the 1 inch flap folded over on it.
Jenn D  |  Fri Dec 7, 2007 at 10:31 AM
This was so much fun to it!
4 Cats lady  |  Sat Dec 8, 2007 at 7:48 AM
Great instructions - I see real potential for this project when Sale-A-Bration rolls around!
gaylestamps  |  Sat Dec 8, 2007 at 5:03 PM
Would you also share the directions and the measurements for the 6x6 with another desperate stamper?? I would appreciate it so much!!! TFS
s1itcher46  |  Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 6:54 PM
s1itcher46, would you be willing to share your 6x6 directions and measurements with another desperate stamper??? I would appreciate it so much!!! TFS
Sue  |  Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 6:58 PM
Any Chance I can get the instructions for a 6by6 card also.
Susan  |  Sat Dec 15, 2007 at 8:45 PM
Thank you. I was proud of putting your tutorial on my bookshelf amid the poetry books.
While I was looking at a story of the birth of your bag, everything looked so easy to do. Costly materials were not needed, but the bag just beamed with a smile. Wow, it was hard to believe for there was just a sheet of paper some seconds ago!
The question came out of itself, where was the secret? Your tutorial made the answer the obvious.
The main material for the magic bag was not some kind of paper, but the love.

Currently, you explained the construction of a bag, but the same law rules everything around us.
A smile of gratitude decorates everything that was touched by the love.
In the light of above, your tutorial was just the perfect teacher - I was just captured by the generosity of your sharing – you directed the students step by step. Thank you.
Tomas  |  Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 8:26 AM
would love the 6x6 instructions also...if possible.

melissa  |  Mon Mar 3, 2008 at 11:32 AM
Hi I would also LOVE to have the 6x6 instructions!
Crystal  |  Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 7:27 PM
So this bag has two small pockets if I have made it right.....correct?? Thanks!
Monica  |  Sun May 11, 2008 at 8:32 PM

That is correct, there are 2 pockets when the bag is complete.
Jenn D  |  Mon May 19, 2008 at 6:14 AM
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I thought I had learned it all but now I know there is always more to learn. Thanks
Dahlene Spencer  |  Tue May 20, 2008 at 8:04 PM
Wow! What a great tutorial. I used paper I'm not crazy about because I usually mess up on my first attempt when there is a lot of scoring and measuring involved, but with your great instructions I got it right first time around. I love this little bag and I'm looking forward to thinking of lots of ways to use it. Thanks so much.
Marie  |  Thu May 22, 2008 at 7:04 PM
I made this yesterday at a workshop and it was very east and turned out super cute!!
kimalc  |  Mon Jun 2, 2008 at 7:59 AM
Thank you so much for posting this! This was my first SCS project, and was such a success I can't wait to try more!!! The directions and pictures were incredibly helpful and I made the cutest projects as gifts -- I can't wait to hand them out! Thank you so much!
Kirsten C  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 2:05 PM
I love this! I think I'll do a chicken soup/get well bad with it. Thanks so much for the easy photos and simple steps.
Melissa Peet  |  Sat Aug 2, 2008 at 5:04 AM
I do not understand step 9 with double sided tape. Does that go between your layers? Are both sides open? I can not tell from pics. The tape is the one that throws me!
Share  |  Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM
What colors did you use for this bag? I love them!
Amy  |  Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 2:05 PM

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