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How To Sew Quick and Easy Party Favor Mini Tote Bags

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Now that there is a little less than a month left before my son's birthday, I have started to give more thought to how his birthday party will be. I decided to choose Cars for this year's theme because I had impulsively bought some cute, inexpensive Cars watches for party favors a month or two ago, and know that if the batteries go out, it will cost more for me to replace them than the watches cost in the first place.

Instead of buying some cheap, plastic Cars favor bags, I decided to make my own out of cloth.  They actually ended up being cheaper and I think they look a lot nicer.  Plus, they should last longer.

I wanted a design that would be quick and easy to make because I planned on making at least a dozen of them.  I had originally thought of making drawstring pouches out of t-shirt sleeves or kids t-shirts, but decided that, even if they are quick to make, pulling that many drawstrings through could take quite awhile, and they might not be as cute as a mini tote.

What you will need:
  • Cloth
  • Thread
  • Ribbon, cotton ribbon tape, or something similar for the straps
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Overlock Machine (optional)
  • Iron-on Transfers or fabric paint for decorating them (Optional)
 
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That is so efficient! And they look great :)
tidje (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! :)
naggy261 year ago
They look so cute, very good idea also for girls :)
tidje (author)  naggy261 year ago
Thank you.
Yes, you can really decorate them however you like.
By changing the fabric and ribbons for the straps, you can also get different looks to suit your needs.