3.26.2012

Tutorial: Make your own Dry Waxed Paper Bags

When I was doing a lot of paper piecing quilt blocks for my Dear Jane quilt a friend told me to use Handy Wacks because it was less expensive to use than the traditional paper you buy at the quilt shop. Since 500 sheets come in a box and I wasn't going use 500 for quilting, I put them in my kitchen to use for wrapping sandwiches and lining cookie trays. Last week my bagel was wrapped in the paper, I thought...  I could make little bags with these and they were already perforated on the ends. With 1 sheet you can make 4 bags that are 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 without any waste. You can also customize to any size you need.


   Tools you need: Handy Wack sheets 12 x 10 3/4 , Paper Cutter and Elmers Craft Bond Glue Stick extra strength.
I found the Handy Wack sheets at Costco. I think they were around $7.00 for a 2 pack?    


Tip: Glue both sides of the paper for a better hold.


What is nice about dry waxed bags vs a glassine bag is that you can stamp them.
This size is perfect for artist trading cards, a tea light candle and a surprise treat.
  I used a scallop blade in my paper cutter for a different edge on the ones on the bottom.