Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"G" is for Goody Bags #3

DIY goody bags for Valentine's Day.

diy zipper pouch goody bag

In cute bitty size: 5"w x 4.5"h x 1"thick at bottom:
DIY small canvas zippered pouches

These are going to school with girl #2 for her Valentine's Day party.

DIY zippered pouches wrapped in cellophane

Perfect size for some bubbles and chap stick.

candy free goody bags filler

All wrapped up in cellophane and ready to go:

diy valentines goody bags wrapped

Made from drop cloth canvas and cotton gingham they are completely washable too!

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

Here's how I made them:

1. Supplies needed:

1 - canvas drop cloth (10" x 6")
1 - medium fusible interfacing (10" x 6")
2 - lining fabric (5" x 6")
1 - 5" red zipper
heart applique cut out
ribbon for zipper pull

I order my zippers in bulk from Jennifer at her Etsy shop: zipit.

For the applique hearts apply fusible interfacing to back of fabric, trace a heart shape and cut out:

2. Begin by fusing interfacing to canvas.
Then pin heart applique in place:

Zig zag stitch heart in place:

3. Place zipper face down on right side of canvas then one lining piece:

4. Stitch into place, then press lining over to cover seam and top stitch down to avoid getting caught in zipper:

5. Repeat process for other side:

6. Lining pieces together straight stitch side seams beginning at pouch bottom:

7. Miter corners of canvas for a flat bottom pouch which creates depth for items to fit better inside:

8. Snip mitered corners to get rid of bulk:

9. Turn right side out, press lining bottom raw edge in 1/2" then top stitch closed:

10. Push lining into pouch and press:

11. Press bottom flat edge into pouch for finished look:

12. Add ribbon detail to zipper and seal cut ends with fray check:

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

Then make 24 more and they're ready for use.

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

Fill with treats and wrap for giving:

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

I printed the tags on card stock:

diy valentines day tags

Cut out the words and used double stick tape to adhere to polka dot paper and then red card stock:

diy happy valentine's day tags

Punch holes in the ends:

happy valentine's day tags

And tied on with twine:

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

DIY canvas goody bags with zipper and heart for Valentine's Day

For more candy free valentines ideas click here:

DIY candy free valentines


Happy in red said...

Wow, these are fantastic! Thanks for the tuto!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

I wanna be in her class! Those are so cute!!

Jenn @ One Thrifty Chick said...

Absolutely adorable! I would love to make something like this, but between the 3 classrooms, that would be over 70 of them! Even for birthday parties would be fun! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial, I've pinned it on pinterest to try sometime.

birdie blue said...

adorable, love the gingham heart. i would absolutely be interested in ordering some of these for valentine's day. if that's a possibility, please email me at


Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

omgoodness! As a teacher, I would love to get a bigger version of one of those! you are making want to take a trip to the cloth store to start making some pouches! lol
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

You are one awesome Momma to make these for your daughter's class!! So pretty and perfect! You did an amazing job! Happy New Year! Angie xo

Our Delightful Home said...

Amazing idea!

~Mrs. Delightful

Allison said...

These are amazing!!

I invite you to add this post (or any other Valentine's Day posts) the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 party!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fantastic idea. Great gift for Valentines Day.

Chrissy said...

These are so cute!! Such a thoughtful gift! I love them!

Amanda said...

These make such a lovely gift, thanks for sharing.

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

WOW! WOW!! love them!! this is a perfect link on my party blog- feel free to link here:

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love these, and I would love to make one! I've never put a zipper in! Maybe I will try!

craftytexasgirls said...

Make me one! I am so impressed. I usually just do paper bags...maybe I'll up my game this year. Fabulous tutorial. Visiting from 36th Avenue.
:) Samantha

Katie Carter said...

holy cow that's alot of work, you're an AWESOME mom!
you should join me for handmade 52!

K said...

Very ambitious to make 25! Great tutorial, and they turned out very cute! Good idea to use a drop cloth.

Natasha said...

great job

would love it if you could share this on my link party

Natasha xx

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I'll be featuring you tomorrow...
These little bags are super cute!

spip718 said...

Adorable. Love these. Wish I sewed so I could make them.

Jennifer said...

So cute! Love this idea... if only I had a little girl!

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute, Jaime! I miss having little girls...but these are perfect for grown up girls too! Sharing in tomorrow's highlights. ;)

Elle and Lou said...

Really this is too much! You are amazing to do all of these. I am pinning this on my TO DO board. What a lucky girl you have!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What cute bags! I love the fabrics you chose. Great gifts for Valentine's Day.

Life On Planet Mum said...

The bag is so adorable! Thank you for sharing your tute!

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! How fabulous are these?!?! I absolutely love that you used drop cloth. Talented!
would LOVE to have you join our HANDMADE VALENTINE party! :) blessings :)

Aimee - said...

My party just started and I'd LOVE to have you stop by and share this ~ TOTALLY impressive!!!

Overflowing with Creativity

XO, Aimee

freckled laundry said...

Um. You're like the best mom ever. Can't believe you made 25 of these adorable pouches! I guess I better get to work over here! Great tutorial. Your sewing skills are, as always, flawless! I would totally trust you on my sewing crew of two...(you and me)! Thanks for sharing with {air your laundry} friday!

Lolly Jane said...

Stinkin cute. Best mom of the year award! Love these mucho!!

Suzanne said...

I love seeing a whole slew of your bags all lined up and the presentation is fantastic!