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Fabric-Scrap Favor Packs

Guests will say "goody" when they get these cheerful bags. Made of fabric scraps, they sew up in a snap.




  • Fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Candy


  1. Step 1

    Cut an 11-by-7 1/2-inch piece of fabric with pinking shears.

  2. Step 2

    Fold in half, right sides facing; machine-sew one short and each long side with a 1/2-inch seam allowance; turn inside out.

  3. Step 3

    Fill bag with treats, and tie with a strip of contrasting fabric.

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 21 2006



Reviews (11)

  • LaDulceVIida 15 Jun, 2011

    How about instead of bows attach a cute little gift tag with an inspirational poem and a flower.

  • LaDulceVIida 15 Jun, 2011

    Love this idea to package my sweets gift business. But where to find such fabrics?

  • Rosemary730 4 Dec, 2010

    I love this idea. The fabric can also be masculine for the guys. Hmmm...the bow might be a problem. Any suggestions? Raffia maybe?

  • texasmemo 18 Aug, 2010

    This is a great idea for gift wrapping. Just use more fabric and they can be used over and over and easy to store! I love it.

  • bumpkinhead 13 Aug, 2010

    I think I will fill with goodies to take to a sick friend. They would enjoy the treasure inside, use it to put their own treasures in when its empty. There won't be any awkward basket for family to drag out to the car! Great possibilities!!

  • Francesyoder 13 Aug, 2010

    This looks like fast fun to me!! coffee beans would be great in these too!

  • klpsnow 13 Aug, 2010

    You could also sew these together wrong sides in, and not turn them....let the pinked edges show.

  • AuntieBetty 18 Jun, 2010

    I plan to use a fabric to correspond for holidays or events (Christmas, Easter, Valentine?

  • TravelingTParty 24 May, 2008

    This is precious! And also cheap and easy, what more can you ask for! Thanks for sharing!

  • hess4prez 22 May, 2008

    I did something like this at my wedding - the bags held the flower petals for guests to throw. One trick I used to save time - cut a long rectangle shape, twice as long as you want the bags to be, (instead of two squares), and just sew up the sides, using the middle of the scrap for the "bottom" of the bag. It saves you some cutting and sewing, and prevents mis-matched squares

  • Cleanfreak88 22 May, 2008

    I love this idea! Something so simple you think "Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!?!?!?" Thanks Martha!