No-Sew Favour Bags Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jane (emerald + ella)

For the aspirational crafter like myself who doesn’t have the patience for sewing, these no-sew favour bags are for you! They allow you to get creative with your wedding without requiring any seamstress skills!! Yay! All you need are some simple supplies from the craft store and an iron.

I chose neutral calicos and jute twine but you can of course go crazy with the fabrics and ties, mixing and matching to your colour scheme. Fill the bags with store-bought wrapped candies or chocolates. Or homemade treats if you are so inclined!


You will need:

– Fabric. I used calico and a spotty cotton fabric from Spotlight.

– Iron-on adhesive tape. I recommend around a 12mm heavy duty one. You can pick this up at sewing supply stores like Spotlight too.

– Sharp scissors.

– Iron.

– Twine or ribbon to seal the bags. I used jute twine from emerald + ella


Cut 12cm x 40cm lengths from your fabric. Each length will form one bag.


Fold the fabric strips in half, inside-out, so the good side of the fabric is on the inside. Cut lengths of iron-on adhesive to fit the two sides of the bags. Follow the packet instructions on how to adhere the tape to the fabric.


Once the tape is adhered to one side of the fabric, fold the bags in the right way, so the good fabric is now on the outside. Follow the instructions to adhere the tape so that the sides of the bags are now sealed. Iron the bags so they look pretty and smooth.


Fill the bags with your chosen treats and seal with pretty twine or ribbon.


Images, twine and tutorial by emerald + ella


Swirl divider

Ms Chinoiserie Says: So simple to make – and with a wide choice of  fabrics, so easy to match back to any wedding theme – love the Polka Dots!!!!

 About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.



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