How to Make Fun Felt Favor Bagscomments (7) May 27th, 2009
Celebrations are all about fun, and a good host or hostess sends his or her guests home with a memento of the fun they've had. This felt bag is a great package for your guests' take-home treats. It's easy to make and affordable at only 25 cents per sheet of felt.
Here's what you'll need:
- Felt (one sheet per bag, or if you're making several, you can use felt by the yard)
- Rotary cutting tool and board
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
- Thread in a contrasting color
- Thread to match your felt
- Iron and ironing board
Once your pieces are cut, use your pinking shears to trim the top and bottom edges of your long piece and the top of your small side pieces.
Now that your pieces are cut, it's time to add some personality to your bag. I used the alpha/numeric setting on my machine to embroider the date of my event onto my bag, but you can add names or initials. Just make sure you don't add too much information to your bag; you want it to be memorable, not cluttered.
Once your embroidery is done, it's time to make the bag. The seams of the bag are going to be right side out. This adds structure to the bag and makes it look more like a traditional paper bag.
Make sure to have your iron set to silk or synthetic, any higher and your felt will melt. Trust me.
Now you're ready to celebrate good times, COME ON!
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