Baby Shower: Favor Bags

Yesterday, I showed you pictures of a recent baby shower that I hosted at my house. In the next few days I am going to zoom in and show you the components that made up the party and even show you how I made some things. As I stated previously, if I don’t address something and you have questions about it, please let me know in the comments and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Each person that attended received a favor bag. I had them all displayed on the end of the table:

favor bags 2

Today I will take you step by step how I constructed these bags. First of all, I found the fabric at Walmart for $1.50 a yard! I bought 3 colors, one yard each but I only used 1/2 yard per color for the bags so I still have some left over for a future project :)

favor bag 1

First I cut a rectangle out for each one. My fabric was 48” wide so I made each of them 18” x 15”. I used my pinking shears to cut them out since I was leaving the edges raw including the top edge of the bag.

favor bag 2

Next, I folded the rectangle in half so that it now measured 9” x 15” and sewed along the 15” side joining the two sides together.

favor bag 3

Then I repositioned the sewn edge so that the seam was in the middle of the back of the bag. I ironed it in place and ironed the seam.

favor bag 4

Next, I sewed along the bottom edge. As you can see I used a contrasting color of thread just for fun although when the bag is finished you won’t be able to see it.

favor bag 5

Lastly, turn the bag outside right and iron again. And your bag is complete! Simple right?! To tie them shut I just used some bakers twine and wrapped it around the top a few times.

Tomorrow I will show you what was in the bag and I also have another tutorial for you! Stay tuned…