If you are a java freak  like I am you will love these DIY wedding coffee bean favor bags made from burlap and jute. You’ll also love the fact that you can edit the free printable labels to include your own names and wedding date! (Thanks to Lizzie for designing the labels!)

If you’re looking for a good price on gourmet coffee beans, check out Costco. We go through heaps of coffee in this house and buy all of our beans there.

My talented and super-helpful mother-in-law came up with the pattern for the burlap bags for you to download. (It makes a 4″ x 5″ favor bag.)

DIY Wedding  Coffee Bean Favor Bag Tutorial (Makes a 4″ x 5″ bag)


burlap (you can purchase burlap in a variety of colors at a fabric store)

matching thread

Jute twine



straight pins and one safety pin

wooden skewer

sewing machine



Lay out your burlap and place the top of the pattern along the salvage edge. When not using the salvage, just run a stitch across the top of the burlap after it’s been cut out. (This prevents the burlap from fraying on the inside of the casing. ) Try to keep the weave of the burlap running in straight lines.

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Once burlap is cut, fold in half width-wise and pin.

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Sew a 1/2″ seam from the top to the bottom, back stitching at each end. (Be sure to remove pins as you go along if you machine is not made to sew over pins. )

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Do the same across the bottom.

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Snip the threads and trim a little off the corner where the seams cross.

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Turn the bag right side out and working from the inside poke out the corners using the bamboo skewer.

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For the top casing where your drawstrings will be, fold 1  1/4″ down inside of the bag.

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Working from the inside, sew all the way around the bag about 1″ from the top.

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Make an opening in the front layer only of the casing at each side of the bag. Do not cut the burlap, just stretch it using bamboo skewer.

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Cut two 20″ pieces of jute twine and tie a tight knot at one end. Secure a safety pin through the knot.

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Thread jute through opening in one side all the way around the bag and out the same hole. Repeat the same process from the opening at the other side with the other piece of jute.


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Tie the two ends of your twine together on both sides and the bag is ready to fill with coffee beans. Print out your free printable label on card stock. I used caramel colored card stock.

Wrap label around the bag and secure with double-sided tape.

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