Monday, May 23, 2011

Handmade Favor Bags

My little boy had his 5th birthday party on Saturday (sad!) and I wanted to have a handmade party favor to give to the kiddies.

I decided on personalized drawstring bags for goodies.

I used this {super easy} tutorial, and made 20 goody bags. 

Had to be careful with this picture... I can spell a swear word with all those initials!

I added an initial to each before assembling them, as well as bead{s} to the drawstring.

This was the first time I have used my free-motion foot for appliqué. Holy easy!


I had a really really hard time letting these sweet things leave my house! 

We filled them with candies, squirt guns and bubbles, and Lip Smackers for the girls.

This was a fabulous project for stash busting! And all 20 bags took me about 4 hours total. (That 4 hours includes changing diapers and making lunch:) )

<3 AmberLou


  1. I love those Amber! The beads were an especially nice touch! I'll have to steal this idea down the road.

  2. Kambrea and Hadlee love their bags!! Such a cute idea!!!! I might steal this ideas some day down the road!!

  3. Lovely idea - we did the same for my daughter's birthday this year - she's a little older (8) and helped make them. Her friends loved them!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. What a fun idea! Love the initials!

  5. Amber, these are so cute. I love the idea of a homemade party bag! The initials are perfect!


  6. very cute! they really are perfect for stash busting

  7. What a cute idea! I'm sure they will be loved!! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)


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