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how to make a drawstring bag
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Measure and Cut the following in fabric:
2 pieces of fabric 14″ by 30″ (outer and inner bag)
1 piece 3 1/2″ by 26″ (casing)
1 piece of 1/2″ ribbon measuring 2 yards

Fold your two long piece of fabric in half (right side to right side), sew each down the sides and finish the edges with a zigzag stitch.

how to make a drawstring bag
how to make a drawstring bag

Turn one of the pieces right side out. Place the lining inside outer fabric with wrong sides together, matching side seams.

how to make a drawstring bag

Pin them together, starting at the seams and zigzag stitch together close to edge. Set aside.

how to make a drawstring bag

Take your casing piece of fabric and press each short end down 3/8″ and stitch to closed.

how to make a drawstring bag

Fold casing in half, lengthwise, and zigzag edges together leaving ends open. Match casing on outer fabric of bag with the ends meeting in the middle of the bag and straight stitch to bag.

how to make a drawstring bag

Press the casing around the the bag upwards and stitch a 1/4″ straight stitch to keep the casing upright.

how to make a drawstring bag

Thread your ribbon through the casing and pull throught so that both ends are even in length. Pin the right end to the left corner of the bag and the left end to the right corner of the bag.

how to make a drawstring bag

how to make a drawstring bag

Stitch the ribbon in place and snip off excess. Turn bag inside out and fold bottom corners so the seam of the bag falls on the center bottom of the bag.

how to make a drawstring bag

Measure 1/2″ from  the corner along the stitching line, and draw a 1″ line at a right angle to stitching line and stitch across. Repeat on other corner.

how to make a drawstring bag

Turn the bag right side out and enjoy!
how to make a drawstring bag

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