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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  1. Posted by erin on May 2nd, 2011 at 4:17pm

    aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! i'm so in love with this!!!
  2. Posted by Christina on May 3rd, 2011 at 1:37pm

    Thanks Erin. It smells amazing too... that is if you love coffee.
  3. Posted by Susan on June 1st, 2011 at 11:32am

    I am going to be making these for my wedding but wondered how much coffee is used in each bag
  4. Posted by Christina on June 4th, 2011 at 8:25pm

    Susan, the bags hold about 2.5 ounces or 1 1/4 cups of coffee.
  5. Posted by Kimberly on May 30th, 2012 at 1:24am

    How many bags did you make and how much was the total cost of material? I need to 250 bags! AHHH. Is this do-able? I just love this idea!!
  6. Posted by Christina on May 30th, 2012 at 9:52am

    HI Kim... wow that's a lot of bags! I'd start out with one first and see if you want to tackle that many.
  7. Posted by Jay on June 15th, 2012 at 10:52am

    beautiful! just curious if there is a way to change the color of the labels?
  8. Posted by Dawn on July 13th, 2012 at 12:46pm

    Why only one label on a page? Is there a way to get more on a page? Seems like a waste of paper if you are making several bags.
  9. Posted by Zep on January 8th, 2013 at 7:55pm

    I can't put the piece of jute through it. This is the hardest yhing since I'm not gpod w all this sewing :-( n I really wanna do it! Help
  10. Posted by Katie on May 10th, 2013 at 10:29pm

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know how much I love this idea, and your tutorial is so easy to follow. I actually included this on my 10 Creative DIY Wedding Favors post :)
  11. Posted by Christina on May 13th, 2013 at 12:59pm

    Thanks for the great feedback Katie!
  12. Posted by Ingrid on December 4th, 2013 at 12:56am

    This is an awesome idea because the burpal fits nicely with the decor that we are planning for my daughter's wedding.
  13. Posted by Ingrid on December 4th, 2013 at 12:57am

    Thats BURLAP sorry :)
  14. Posted by Toni Fizdale on July 15th, 2014 at 8:32pm

    Love the burlap coffee bags. I made a sample and it came out perfect. I would like to make more that one per page, is there a way to do that?
  15. Posted by CR on September 25th, 2014 at 10:12pm

    These are awesome – especially for a coffee nut. Do you have any interest in making these bags sans coffee for our November wedding!?

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