I love making paper bag albums, but I don't have a sewing machine to stitch the bags together and I don't like punching holes in the bags to bind them with brads, eyelets or ribbons (too much work).

When I start a new book I simply fold the bags in half and put 3 small binder clips on the folded edge. The clips hold the album together while I'm working on it, then when the album is finished I add coordinating ribbon to the clips and it's done!

Its really a nice finishing touch (and a lot easier than punching holes in the bags). AND, you can find different shapes and colors of binder clips at most office supply stores!

Joanne