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)
Sewing Supplies ( Sewing Machine, Scissors, Thread, etc)
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.
If needed, iron your fabric and cut your fabric down to size.
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...)
Sew these hems.
Fold in half, iron to create bottom of favor bag.
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.
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.
Cut along all ironed creases ( should be in between two seams)
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!