Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ruffled crepe glassine treat bag

Hello crafty friends!  my craftroom is positively billowing in ruffled crepe paper today! Would you like to know how easy it is to make your own? You can add ruffles like the ones on my Halloween treat bag for mere pennies! I know you love making amazing things, especially when they are cost friendly! Lets get started, you will need a roll of crepe paper party streamer {even a leftover partial roll will do} a sewing machine or hand sewing needle and thread.

Start with your machine pressure foot down and the end of your paper up against the needle. Your stitch length should be at 3 or higher.  Begin stitching while holding your hand up against the the paper that is being fed through.

The paper will ruffle as you stitch, you can pull the threads for more ruffle or use as is. Keep in mind that different brands and thicknesses of paper will end in varying results. {that is a good thing if you ask me}

You can whip up yards of crepe ruffles in minutes, or just ruffle the amount you need. I tend to be the "make a ton -o-ruffles" girl myself! 


I added a strip of adhesive right above the embossed area of theChevron glassine bag to adhere the ruffle to. Peel away the backing and place the center of the ruffle along the adhesive.

Now you are ready to add as many or as few detailed embellishments as you prefer to your bag. 

I used a large scallop circle, a black and white label  and a Take 2 Halloween sticker to build a round focal point to the bag. 

I used another black and white label to create a flag highlighting a sentiment from stickers by the dozen Trick or treat it is tucked slightly behind the circle.And overlaps the edge a little.
 TIP; When I use stickers as banners or stand alone pieces I usually place them on cardstock first
I finished embellishing my bag with a sweet and spooky image from crafty secrets Halloween CD full of printable papers, stamps and images!

I have been making my own ruffled crepe for a long time, I hope you will find lots of uses and ways to use it in your crafty adventures!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Oh how creative and cute...love the ruffles...and I have a ton of crepe paper rolls.....thanks for the tutorial!!!