Beginner Sewing Project: Learn to Sew a Drawstring Bag
A beginner sewing project that’s so useful!
One of the things I’ve learned with packing is that packing within my packing is helpful. And by that I mean – I like to use packing cubes, drawstring bags, clear zipper bags, etc to organize things within my suitcase. So today I’m going to show you how to sew a drawstring bag.
Not only are these useful for packing, they’re a great way to give gifts (like these), store crafts or projects (I like to use them to carry knitting with me) and many, many other uses.
You can make these in any size, but the tutorial I’m sharing today ends up with an 8 3/4 in by 11 1/4 inch bag. To change the size, determine your final desired size, then add 1 1/4 inches to the width and 1 3/4 inches to the height.
You’ll need 1/3 yard of fabric and 1 1/3 yard of ribbon for the ties for this project. Again, if you adjust the size, you’ll want to adjust the length of the ribbon. Make each ribbon double the final width plus 6 inches.
To sew, watch the video below. Or, if you prefer written instructions, I have them in this post. If the video below won’t load for some reason, you can also watch on YouTube here.
First sewing project – Sew a Drawstring Bag – Beginner Sewing Project – Melly Sews