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

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Thanks so much for the great tutorial, love it! You can see my bag here
Nixe-Moni  |  Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM
When I viewed the tutorial the dimensions were in a foreign language, the wording was english but that's all. I was unable to tell how to score each piece.
Artist1953  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM
I can't read the dimensions either. The fractions are unreadable. Can I fake it?
Marcy  |  Wed Apr 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM
Hi, I just wondered if there is a tutorial for the
Briefcase box. This one is absolutely beautiful.
I really love it. But the briefcase on is perfect
for men. I would appreciate the tutorial for that one.
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