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Easy Drawstring Bag

Added May 12, 2010

By burdastyle

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This super-cute (and easy) project is the perfect travel accessory! Keep it in your car for a handy trash collector or as a napkin holder, or use it as a toiletry bag on your next vacation.

This project is perfect for beginners, and a fun project for more experienced sewers too!

Material Notes

Sewing Machine, Fabric (preferably cotton), Fabric Marker, Ruler, Serger (optional)




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Other
Cotton, Blends

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    Apr 10, 2015, 07.07 AMby imjare

    This is a great, easy tutorial. I have shared it on my blog today in a compilation of sewing projects for boys. Thank you!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 05.13 AMby Zstyles2012

    I had a hard time feeding the string through once the bag was sewn. Next time I will put the string in before sewing that part.

    And to make the edges of where the drawstring goes look neater, I think I will try sewing the edge down a tad bit.

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    Apr 3, 2012, 11.13 PMby Pam Migliore

    Made 4 knitting project bags based loosely on this pattern. I would like tips on how to make the edge near where the ribbon comes out of the bag look neater. I used ribbon and knit i-Cord instead of matching fabric for my drawstrings.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 05.16 AMby countessiad

    Oohh, can’t wait to make this, definitely going to help my sewing!

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    May 13, 2010, 03.14 AMby autonomouslau

    These are a very very nice beginner project, and those capable of more complex layouts could easily turn these into some very cute purses for young girls. :)

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    May 12, 2010, 09.07 PMby plookiss

    I started off making drawstring bags, they are a great confidence builder when your new to sewing. Love the stripy fabric one too.

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    May 12, 2010, 07.36 PMby janul

    I love the purple fabric, so pretty! Scull, squirrel, wow!

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