I had white bags left over from an event that I decorated. I was looking at them one day trying to figure out how I would make them into merchandise bags for my jewelry.
To cut off the bottom of the bag to use for an insert, I had to measure one (1) inch above where the edge of the bottom hit the bag when it laid flat.
Measure one inch from the edge of the cut. Be very careful here. When you cut this piece, you are not cutting all of it off.
This is where you fold up a piece, and then cut the rest off of the bag. Don’t throw away the cuttings. You’re going to need them to reinforce the bottom of the bag.
A 1/4 inch is all you are going to need to cut off the excess. Glue the cutting flat. When it dries, glue it to the flap that you left on the end of the bag. It should now look like this:
Now, play with the creases until you get a square bottom and you have just about 1/8-1/4 inch to fold over the edge so you can glue the bottom shut.
I will show you what I did with the bottom on the next post. Until then, God Bless.