It is easy to learn to sew a drawstring bag. These fun bags are
great for storage. You can make them in a variety of sizes. Pick out
some decorative fabric and get started on this easy sewing project.
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For a sleeping bag size use 7/8-1 yard of fabric
For a medium bag use 16 x 15 inch of fabric
For a small size bag use 11 x 19 ½ inch of fabric
Experiment with different sizes.
Fold fabric in half lengthwise placing right sides together. Stitch
along sides of material leaving the top open. Fold the top edge over
1 inch. Pin in place. Stitch along bottom edge taking out pins as
you go. Leave a small opening in the seam for the drawstring.
Remember to backstitch at the beginning at the end of your sewing.
Using 1 yard ribbon or cording, depending on size of bag. Attach a
safety pin at the end of your drawstring. Push safety pin through
the opening and continue pushing through until you come out the
opening again. Tie a knot at the ends of the cording.
You can use drawstring bags for storing toys, doll clothes, blocks,
sleeping bags, cars, whatever you need to store.
To hand sew a drawstring
bag go back to Level 1 projects. Or change the drawstring
instructions and machine sew.