How To Make Fabric Grow Bags At Home Step By Step

Gardening in a container is a great way to garden in small spaces, improve your soil or even garden where is no soil at all.  Grow bags are a great alternative to containers. You can garden indoor or outdoor in small spaces with fabric grow bags. In this content, you'll learn how to make fabric grow bags at home.

You can buy ready-made fabric bags/pots or make your own grow bags at home yourself. Making grow bags with fabric  is very easy and simple.

how to make fabric grow bags

I will make sure to give you full ideas about how to make fabric bags at home, that you can make your fabric planter bags yourself for your indoor or outdoor gardening, and you will get extra benefit from fabric pot/grow bag. Because fabric pots, grow bags are very good for your plants.

Tools and materials you needed:

At first, you have to purchase  those tools & materials listed below to make fabric grow bags.

A. Fabric

B. Scissors or a rotary cutter

C. Thread

C. Fabric pen/marking pen

D. Upholstery sewing machine (Check Price Here)

Tip 1: If you want to make a few grow bags just buy fabric, fabric pen and scissors.

Hire the sewing machine or borrow it from someone(Maybe your neighbor or relative if they have one).

Tip 2: If you planning to make lots of fabric planter bag, you can buy all the tools and materials.

Choosing the right fabric for grow bags:

Landscape fabrics are quite good for grow bag. Most people are using black landscape fabric for grow bags so purchase black landscape fabric, it's breathable.

Cut the fabric for making grow bag:

You can make big or small size bag, depends on which tree you want to plant, if you want to plant potatoes in fabric bags, then make them big. Square foot size is best.

For example, you want to make a square foot size fabric grow bag, you need four feet plus an inch fabric for the seam.

For the height just divide the fabric in half and it works nicely.

Sew your grow bag:

This is the final step to make fabric grow bag. Don't be hurry, make your grow bag gently.

Here's the step by step guide for making grow bags.

Step One:

Fold the fabric and sew the bottom and the side to making a bag.

Step Two: 

And, Fold the corners of the fabric bag and secure them.

Step Three: 

Now you can draw 2 lines to an inner square, you could make a template yourself to do this.

For a square foot grow bag, you have to go for 6 inches from each corner and 12 inches in the middle.

Step Four: 

Sew along the corner lines of your grow bag.

Step Five: 

Finish the top of the fabric grow bag by folding it over once or twice and you did the job. Now just use your grow bag.

Video for making grow bags

If you want, you can watch this grow bag making video. Hope this video will help you a lot.


This is how we make fabric grow bags for plants. You can call it fabric garden bags, fabric grow bags, fabric planter bags, fabric grow pots, Diy fabric pots, all are same.

I hope you'll be able to make fabric grow bags and save some money too.

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