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Hi there!

First off, I can't exactly say that I am the originator of this design. Since I was going for a simple design, I used overhand knots for 99% of this design; since it's so simple, I'm sure others have ended up doing this at some point or another. With that said, this is my first instructible so please be gentle! Also, if you like this, please vote for this design for the paracord contest! Thanks! 

Note: This can be used as a general idea on making more drawstring pouches/sacks using different knots. 

Step 1: Stuff You'll Need

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You'll need: 

~100 ft of paracord
~ Some hardy object to use as a base/template (I used a trashcan. It's about a foot tall and has a diameter of about 7 inches)
~ Something to cut the paracord with (I used my multitool)
~ Lighter - to seal the ends of the rope

Ready? Let's go! 
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I was reading this and thinking to myself... This looks like a haynet. I ride horses,and you can spend $10 on a weak twine haynet, but you can barely spend anything, just some time, to make these!


I made this for a bandersnatch eye because I am dressing up as the door mouse from Alice and Wonderland. It worked perfectly!

SparkySolar9 months ago

great Instructable.


JulieY11 year ago

Nice and simple. Thank you! Just what I need for camping junk!

moamparian1 year ago

thank you


Gerber suspension yesssss!

For this guys first instructable it's pretty awesome
Plo Koon1 year ago

That, sir, is dope.

jforester11 year ago
Cool item and btw a sniper has to be able to create quickly or just catch on. Good one!!! Ttyl
Love it!!!!!!!!! :-). Taking the idea to camp with me!!!!!!
cool idea
denebrock2 years ago
Neat idea. Thanks for an easy to follow instructable.
NinjaBoy123 years ago
If i use less paracord will it just be a smaller bag?
snipir (author)  NinjaBoy123 years ago
Yes, you should end up with a smaller bag. I'm not quite sure how much smaller, but the shape would depend on what you use as your "template" (eg. my trashcan). Best of lucks!

Thanks man. :)
gronka1233 years ago
thanks alot
Raidies3 years ago
I'm a bit unclear on this but is the stopper another scrap of cord? If it is a scrap could you just keep it attached and start your netting? I was just wondering before I start making my own.
snipir (author)  Raidies3 years ago
Yea the stopper is its own piece, but I can imagine it being part of the drawstring if you make the drawstring a bit long then knotting the stopper from the excess. But IMO, I think it'd probably simpler just using a separate piece. Good lucks on your build!
Raidies snipir3 years ago
thanks for the Info
jfitz853 years ago
I just used this instructable to create snooker pockets, using a tube instead of a bin and cotton string obviously. Thanks a mill!
This is a great method. I appreciate your posting it. I amended your method to create a cordage carboy carrier for a 15 Gallon Demijohn. My addition included a bottom ring to improve support and to make closing the circuit easier. I'll be posting my own "ible" and citing your method.
qz90904 years ago
Great instructable! I like it...!

I was wondering, does anyone know how to estimate the length of paracord required to make different size bags?

Also, to get uniform loops, could you mark the paracord at, maybe 3" or 4" lengths and tie your knots there? Just a thought....
thanks you
ctoledo14 years ago
impressive, ive always wanted to make a drawstring bag out of a sturdy material like paracord, theres no end to the usefullness of such a high tensile strength material also if you use it as a backpack you can attatch a fabric drawstring bag on the inside and use the rest as a large item storage area and best of all, at most 5$
Thats a great instructable! its really clear and it inspired me to make a basket ball hoop!
This is really great, thanks. Using the bin as a template is what crowns it, so handy for all sorts of things. Love it!
baustin4 years ago
This is cool.
My sons have a basketball backboard on their door for dirty clothes. It has a long net on the hoop. The net has a drawstring at the bottom so you can release all of the dirty clothes.

Maybe I could create a couple more using this technique so they have a means of sorting by color to make doing the laundry easier? All I would have to do is make the hoop and backboard and then do the net with the drawstring at the bottom.
snipir (author)  baustin4 years ago
Wow that's actually a pretty interesting way of getting your boys to get their clothes in their laundry! So instead of them throwing their clothes everywhere, they throw them at the basketball hoop! Absolutely brilliant! Now to rig up your idea in my dorm room so my roommate has an incentive to stay clean... :P

But yes, if I'm imaging this correctly, you'd just have to tweak this design so that instead of closing it off at the end like I did, you'd have a hoop run through the last rungs and secure the end onto the hoop itself.
dimdiode4 years ago
Indeed, this is a neat instructable, with clear directions and pictures, and you create a really useful item. Thumbs up!
iPodGuy4 years ago
Nice technique!
fjmontiel4 years ago
Well explained.
what about using a wood template for the cells? You will always have identical cell size when necessary.
Correcto, de esta forma, los principiantes obtendremos buen resultado.

Right, so, beginners will get good result.
Te refieres a un trozo de madera cuadrado para que se ajuste a su forma...?buena idéa.
snipir (author)  fjmontiel4 years ago
That's a pretty good idea! To be honest, I'd probably just be too lazy to try making a wood template :P
ppanuccio4 years ago
Very well done. Thanks
HEY YOU4 years ago
Nicely Done!

If you were to start with a larger container - say a garbage can, and use a good deal more para cord, you could make a great ball bag.

RedRascal4 years ago
Not really one to comment much, but this was very well done. Great idea and very nicely presented.
What a great instructable! I have been trying to master net making using a net hook and never could quite get it right. The plastic bucket makes it so obvious! Thanks for sharing this.
schkip19734 years ago
THIS IS AWESOME!!!! thanks...
this a good design for multipurpose bag and will be handy for my swimming / surfski kit.

wrksnfx4 years ago
I've ALWAYS wanted to learn how to do this so THANKS for the instructable 2 thumbs up!
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