DIY Fabric Favor Pouches

{Featured on! Thank you Anne Weaver!}

Make custom pouches out of your favorite fabric! Perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, other fun parties or 'just because!'

Fabric Pouch by Muslin & Merlot

You will need:

Two coordinating pieces of cotton fabric, enough to cut circles with 7 inch diameters.
Sewing machine with buttonhole foot
30 inch long ribbon
Safety pin
Two beads

Fabric Pouch Tutorial by Muslin & Merlot

Using the template, trace circles on your fabric. Cut. Separate pieces.

Find a buttonhole foot. Use the foot to sew a button hole on the fabric you'd like to use as the outside of the pouch. Give the buttonhole a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Since we're sewing this on a circle, look to make sure that fabric is showing throughout the opening on the buttonhole foot. If there is fabric-less space, readjust to make sure the buttonhole doesn't run off the side.

Use a scissors to cut the buttonhole open.

Fabric Pouch Tutorial by Muslin & Merlot

Place the two circles of fabric RIGHT sides together. Sew a 1/4 seam allowance around most of the circle, leave a small area open so that you can turn it inside out.

Trim excess fabric away from hem. Turn inside out. Iron flat. Sew the small opening closed.

 Sew another hem 3/4 inch away from the edge. Back stitch.

Attach a safety pin to the end of the ribbon. Push the safety pin through the buttonhole and around the circle. Push out through the buttonhole. Pull on the ribbon ends to scrunch up the opening.

Fabric Pouch Tutorial by Muslin & Merlot

Add candy. A pouch of this size holds three Lindor Truffles.

Add beads to the ends of the ribbon. Knot the ribbon ends three times to make sure the beads don't fall off.


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  1. Stopping by from Sew Much Ado party. This is GREAT! Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  2. What a cute little gift pouch idea! I can think of a ton of uses for it!

  3. Such a cute idea for a small gift bag! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. I love this! It's such a cute idea. The use of ribbon and beads for the drawstring is a perfect idea! I've featured this at this week's link party!