DIY Fabric Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Have you ever gone to a wedding and gotten a little organza bag full of Jordan almonds (why are they called that?) or possibly rice to throw. I think they are used as well for little gift bags or favors. If you're like me you may have saved your little bag and thought about how to recreate it in a sturdier and cuter fabric.  Here is the answer to your wondering, a DIY Fabric Drawstring Bag Tutorial.

As you look through the photo gallery try to think what size of a bag you will want. You will need:

1, One piece of fabric

  • Width you need plus .5"
  • Length of fabric you need doubled for back + 5"
  • If you do two pieces add 2.5" to top and .25" to bottom

2. Thread
3. Two pieces of ribbon each twice the width

If you decide to line and pad it you will need a bit more fabric and batting. When you look at the directions, you will understand.

If you want a HUGE bag, stitch the sides first and then do the 3 horizontal rows of stitching. The smaller bag ends won't fit on the sewing machine that way.

Are you completely confused now? It will be clear as you look at the pictures. Go ahead and enjoy!

I have about 10 yards of various Elmo fabrics and companion textiles. I used up six inches, hip hip hooray!

Sew happy!

Want to see what else I celebrate or laugh about? Check out my Facebook page. Like the page, check the get notifications and join the conversation! If you want to keep reading my blog, you can subscribe. To do so, type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. That's all, you're done. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

I like making bags! Here is a market bag tutorial, a laundry bag and a zippered bag.

Advertisement:

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Kathy Mathews

    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

  • Monthly Archives

  • Categories

  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Follow me on Pinterest

    Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: