Readers ask: How To Sew A Drawstring Bag With A Large Motif?

Retro Drawstring Bag

These Retro Drawstring Bags feature two matching prints on the outside of the bag separated by lace/trim, with a lace motif added to the center front for added interest.

Materials (for one bag):

Trim or lace: 12 inches. Cord: 30 inches. Cut 2 rectangles measuring 050x 3 1/4 inches and 5 x 7 inches for lace.


How much fabric do I need for a drawstring bag?

You’ll need 12 yards of quilting cotton for the main fabric, 2/3 yard of quilting cotton for the lining fabric, and 4 yards of cotton rope or cording to make a DIY drawstring backpack.

What can I use for drawstring?

You can make a drawstring out of any piece of cord, trimming, ribbon, or fabric; ribbons are more feminine, while cords are better for projects that require sturdy fastenings, such as bags; you can also experiment with different colors and add your own personal touch by using contrasting materials.

How do you make a fabric gift bag?

Fabric Gift Bags u2013 Sewing Instructions

    How do you make a drawstring gift bag?

    Lay your fabric right side down and begin by folding over one long side by 1/4 inch and pressing with your iron, then folding that same side over another 1/4 inch and pressing again to hide the raw edge. Repeat with the other long side.

    How do you make a simple bag?

    Cut another piece of fabric and sew the right and left sides of the two bag fabric pieces together.

    1. Wrap the cut piece around the top of the bag and pin it in place. Sew along the top of the piece, including the bag in your stitches, and then sew the bottom of the piece in the same way.

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