Easy No-Sew DIY Favor Bags

Having a rustic wedding? These adorable DIY favor bags are a cinch to make and they’re perfect for brides who don’t sew. These bags don’t require a sewing machine, or even a needle and thread.

Most of the fabrics we used were second-hand finds from local thrift shops, making the bags extremely economical. Fill them with goodies such as handmade caramels or chocolates – and you’ve got the perfect wedding favor!

Easy No-Sew Fabric Favor Bags Tutorial (Bags measure 8″H x 4″W)


Starting along the straight edge of your fabric, fold your fabric so that the good side is on the inside.  The fold will be the bottom of your bag. It should measure 8 1/4″ H from the fold to the edge.  Measure 5″ where the top of your bag will be and draw a line with pencil or chalk; draw another line along the side as shown in photo.  If you are making several bags, keep measuring across your fabric.

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Use pinking shears to cut the top portion of the fabric. If you used a pencil to create your lines, be sure to cut off the line.

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Use scissors to cut the sides.

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Now that your bags are cut out, press each bottom corner (right sides together). This is where you will start your fusible tape; pressing the corners ensures you won’t have any gaps at the bottom corner of the bags.

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Open fabric, showing fabric right side up. Starting at the bottom where you just pressed, lay your fusible tape along both sides of the fabric, close to the edge but not over. (You don’t want your iron to touch the tape.)

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Read the instructions on the fusible tape; it will tell you which side down to place the tape. Fold fabric and press each side according to the the directions on the package. We pressed the bag on both sides to ensure a good bond.

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Turn your bags right side out. Poke out corners using a pencil or a ruler.

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Use ribbon to tie the bag, or rip a piece of mismatched fabric to use as a tie. Fill with goodies!

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For a more rustic look, use different vintage fabrics for each bag.

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  1. Posted by vanina on February 21st, 2013 at 10:31pm

    Adorable! Great idea. Thanks for sharing :)
  2. Posted by Lindsay M on May 13th, 2013 at 6:03pm

    Love these! Will be making them for my cousin's baby shower later this month. Thanks so much for sharing!
  3. Posted by Christina on May 13th, 2013 at 11:12pm

    You're welcome, Lindsay!
  4. Posted by Nancy on November 13th, 2013 at 7:58am

    Oh, my goodness! I love these bags and can't seem to stop making them. Thank you so much for the idea and the tutorial. I made some from fall fabrics and posted them here:
  5. Posted by Christina on November 13th, 2013 at 9:31am

    Cool! Thanks so much for sharing Nancy!
  6. Posted by anisdonbo on April 9th, 2014 at 2:10am

    Brilliant! thanks for sharing.
  7. Posted by Geri O'Keefe-Curtis on April 8th, 2015 at 5:05pm

    I just finished looking at your no-sew wedding favor bags. I love them. I will be making some favors for an upcoming party and these will be perfect! thank you so much for sharing your idea....
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