Make a small treat bag from crafts felt and ribbon. This bag is so simple to sew, you'll be making them by the dozen!

September 20, 2017


  • 10x12" rectangle orange crafts felt (bag)
  • 24"-long, 5/8"- or 3/4"-wide ribbon
  • Matching thread (we show easy-to-see contrasting thread)

Finished size: 5-1/4x5-1/4x1-1/2" without handles

Cut Fabrics

From orange felt, cut:

• 2-5-1/4" squares
• 3-1-1/2x5-1/4" rectangles

From ribbon, cut:

• 2-12" long pieces

Create Bag Body

1. Using 1/4" seam allowance and matching thread, join short edges of orange felt 1-1/2x5-1/4" rectangles to make a long strip.

2. Pin first section of long strip to one edge of one orange felt 5-1/4" square (bag front) with raw edges aligned and facing out.

3. Sew pieces together using a 1/4" seam allowance; stop stitching 1/4" from bottom edge.

4. Pin third section of long strip to opposite edge of bag front as done before.

5. Sew pieces together; stop stitching 1/4" from bottom edge.

6. Pin second (remaining loose section) of long strip to bottom edge of bag front.

7. Sew pieces together, beginning and ending stitching 1/4" from corners, to complete bag front.

8. Repeat steps adding remaining orange felt 5-1/4" square (bag back) to bag front to complete bag body.

Finish Bag

1. Pin ends of one 12"-long ribbon to top of bag front about 1/2" from side seams. Sew in place.

2. Repeat with remaining ribbon length and bag back to complete treat bag.