This post has been filed away in my "Internet inspiration" file for awhile. Add to that inspiration the fact that I owe my sister a gift and the "paper" bag was born.
To make the "paper" I measured for the first line and marked with a fabric marker.
I used my new light box for the first time to transfer my hand written letters to the fabric. I purchased this light box from Amazon.com a few months ago and it worked great. (Unfortunately I noticed that the price is now about $10 higher now.)
I hand embroidered the letters using a back stitch.
To make the bag I followed this pattern with a few changes. I shrunk the measurements of the bag to 10 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 5 inches deep. I didn't use piping and I added a lining.
Check out my Internet muse's etsy shop other items made with "fabric paper".