Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fast Fabric Favor Bags Tutorial

 I'd like to introduce Fast Fabric Favor Bags... An All Things Fee Tutorial!
 Now, this is a first, so bare with me!

(Finished favor bag is:  4 1/2"wide by 5" high) 

As you may already know, I am in the middle of planning my son's first birthday party.  I want to give out little goodie bags out to his "friends" that will be at the party, and I haven't found any that I am in LOVE with and want to buy... So I made my own!

Supplies ( Makes 8):

Fabric  11" by 22" ( I used ocean themed baby flannel)
Iron
Sewing Supplies ( Sewing Machine, Scissors, Thread, etc)
Ruler


Whats really nice about these favor bags is that this tutorial is easily adaptable to other sizes. Want a deeper bag?  Make your fabric 22" x 22", that will make the bags roughly 4 1/2" x 10".  Want wider bags? Don't fold and iron so many times.

Step 1:

If needed, iron your fabric and cut your fabric down to size.


Step 2:

Using a ruler, iron a 1/4 or 1/2 inch hem onto long sides of fabric. If you want a cleaner look, fold over 1/4 and then fold that again to have no raw edge showing. ( I left my raw edge, as I doubt these will be washed and reused over and over...)

Step 3:

Sew these hems.

Step 4:

Fold in half, iron to create bottom of favor bag.


Step 5:

This is the "trickiest" and longest part. But very do-able.  Take your fabric and fold it in half length wise. Iron a nice crease.






Then fold each end towards the middle.  And again and again until you have created 8 squares divided by creases.

Step 6:

Sew first edge as usual, lining raw edge up to presser foot.  Then move to first crease.  With first crease I lined up the left side of the presser foot to the crease, then sewed.

Then I moved to the right side of the crease and sewed.  This creates where you will cut the bags apart.

Repeat to the end.

Step 7:

Cut along all ironed creases ( should be in between two seams)



Step 8:

Flip right side out and your done!

Wasn't that sew easy?

I have enough fabric left over, and I am thinking to make more and these could be used for balloon weights too!

Want to see how everything was pulled together? Tomorrow I am doing the birthday recap.. Make sure to come back so that you can see everything all together!

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1 comment:

  1. "Sew" much easier than the ones I did!! Thanks so much for the tip:)

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