In tying the ordinary paper bag, the string can be placed in the paper in such a way that it will form a handle to carry the package, and also prevent any leakage of the contents. The bag must be long enough for the end to fold over as shown in Fig. 1. The folds are made over the string, as in

Stages in Tying a Bag

Stages in Tying a Bag

Fig. 2. The string is then tied, Fig. 3, to form a handle, Fig. 4. --Contributed by James M. Kane, Doylestown, Pa.