Earlier this week I shared a cute little tote bag and today I have the directions for you!  Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 3″ x 4″  score @ 3/4″ on all four sides
  • (2) 1/2″ x 9-1/4″
  • 1/2″ x 8″ (handle)

Designer Series Paper

  • 2-3/4″ x 9″

Score 3″ x 4″ paper and score at 3/4″ on all four sides.  Fold on all the score lines and cut as shown below.

Add glue dots on the ends and create the sides of the box.

The picture below shows one end of the box put together.

Add Tear and Tape on both ends of the Designer Series Paper.  You are attaching it to the side that will be showing on the outside of your tote bag.

Remove the Tear and Tape and attach the two strips of cardstock.  The strips are just a tad longer than the DSP, so just trim it once you’ve attached it.

Add Tear and Tape all around the box you made earlier.  Remove the tape.

Attach the DSP to the box starting at the back so that the seam won’t show on the front of the bag.  Continue around the box.

Attach another piece of Tear and Tape at the end of the DSP and continue wrapping the paper around the box.

Add glue dots or Tear and Tape to the ends of the handle and attach each end to the inside of the box.

I hope you’ll give this tote bag a try!  If you do, I’d love to see your creation!