How to Sew an Easy Drawstring Bag to Stow Your Stuff
Even novice sewers can easily follow this tutorial and sew a drawstring bag in an hour or two. Make them in any size you need; they’re great for holding trinkets and wrapping gifts. Hand-sew the opening with ladder stitch for an invisible seam. Sew across from folded edge to folded edge with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
How do you put string in a drawstring bag?
Thread the first cord through the entire drawstring casing with a safety pin, ensuring that both ends of the cord emerge from the same opening. Repeat with the second cord and the second opening. Sew across the line.
- Cut and neaten the fabric.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Turn right side out.
How do you make a draw bag?
- Cut the Fabric Pieces.
- Prepare the Drawstring Channel Pieces.
- Pin and Sew the Outside, Channel, and Lining.
- Assemble the Drawstring Bag Sides.
- Cut Out the Corners to Make a Boxed Bottom.
- Match and Sew the Boxed Bottom Seams.
- Sew the Lining Closed.
How do you string a cinch bag?
Thread one end of your drawstring through one of the side loops at the bottom of your bag and tie both edges of the string together with an overhand knot; repeat on the other side; you should now have two backpack straps that cinch the top of your bag shut when pulled!
What can I use as a 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 attach a drawstring to a dress?
If you’re making a drawstring waistband, mark your center and sew two even lines around the dress through both layers, above and below the button holes, to create a casing for the drawstring between the outer and lining layers.