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How to sew treat bags

Here’s how you can create these cute little treat bags! This is a super fun project and makes an amazing reusable holder for gifts!

One of the many things that I love about these treat bags, is that they can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like! They are perfect to hold small gifts too. Plus they can be any size you’d like and are great scrap busters!

What you will need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors)
  • Seam gauge or measuring tape  
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine thread and needle
  • Twine, ribbon or something of the sort
  • Optional: pins

The steps:

Iron fabric and cut edges straight, pieces can be any size. 

Sew together the pieces in a strip of about 5-8” wide by 16-21”, it can be any size you’d like! Just remember to account for a seam allowance in the width, and the length will be at least half the size plus account for the cuff.

Make sure to iron the strips after sewing each piece together. Also ensure to cut the edges straight if needed. 

Do the same for another strip, you want to make two identically sized strips (fabric patterns can be completely different, that doesn’t matter)

Place the strips right sides together and sew down the right side, pivot, sew along the bottom, pivot again and sew up the left side all the way to the end and cut the stitches. 

Flip the treat bag inside out and poke the corners of the bottom out. 

On the top (the side that has not been sewn) fold the fabric inwards about a 1/2” or less, optional: to make the edge more ‘crisp’ you can iron the fabric flat here after folding it. 

Sew along the top, close to the edge. Now the bag should be enclosed with only right sides showing. 

Now take the top, where you just sewed, and push it down into itself, inside the bag. Match it up on the inside with the bottom corners, this should turn it into an actual little bag. 

To finish it off: Fold down a little cuff, add twine or ribbon and embellish it however you would like! Place the gift inside, and if you’d like add a gift tag!

You’re done! Enjoy your new treat bags! Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of this sewing how-to!


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