Picture of Paracord multipurpose drawstring bag

From past few days i was thinking about posting a different ible...so here i am with a paracord project..!! :D

i would like to clear it now that i am not the originator of this bag or this kind of knotting.

This kind of bag is very common and i saw a similar bag few days ago. It is very simple but takes a lot of time and patience.

it can carry fruits, vegetables, towels , quilt...etc...etc..

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
• paracord - 48 meter • a pair of scissors • lighter • clip hanger • thick wire • meter tapeyou will also need : • pliers • some beads(optional) • a hook (optional)
BDix1989 made it!8 months ago

I made two bags and they turned out great! I had to make a few edits because I only had 100 ft hanks of paracord. I tried the blue one with 21 57" pieces and instead of only having one handle I had two and it turned into a cute handbag. Great for the beach! I liked the frills but thought if I finished the bottom a different way I could make a bigger bag with less cord. I tried the second with 14 80" pieces and then kept tying until they were almost out of cord and then tied the bottom together. It made a sort of pillow case shape. I used a cross knot so it's a little more decorative.

This was a really fun project! Thanks for posting.

faiza007 (author)  BDix19897 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing the pics here :D
and i especially love the blue one.

yetisuncle8 months ago

thank you for this.....ive been looking for this exact design, and of course the "proper" way to make it. thank you for your great dialogue, as well as clear bright pictures. super kudos and thanks to you.

faiza007 (author)  yetisuncle7 months ago

thank you so much for your appreciation :) i am glad you like it.

SparkySolar10 months ago

Thank you for your Instructable

Nice job.


faiza007 (author)  SparkySolar9 months ago

Thank you for stopping by ! :)

ahagen1 made it!10 months ago

nice for the beach

paracord bag.jpg
faiza007 (author)  ahagen19 months ago

wow ! you made a pretty bag..and thanks for sharing the pic. :)

I seem to be the only person that has problems at the end with making the bottom. The pictures never show the bottom of the bag and I don't understand how you skip pairs and not run into problems.

Wow Faiza :), you have won the 2nd prize :) Congratulations!!!!

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
Thank you sooo much tarun..I am so happy about it.. :)
Congratulations to you too.. :D

Thank you so much Faiza, please do share a photo of your prize after you receive it. I am especially keen to see a close-up of the paracord :)

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

i received it yesterday.. :D


Wow... this is totally awesome Yaar. And thank you for remembering it to share :)

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
You're welcome..and that leatherman multitool is super awesome...! :D

It surely is :), Should I be jealous ;)

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

sure..! :)

Thanks ! :)

worldlrnr1 year ago
Love this so I am putting it on my craft board on Pinterest!
faiza007 (author)  worldlrnr1 year ago
Oh thank you so much. I am glad you like it.. :)
786Ayesha1 year ago

Woah ..You made it into finals and a winner .Double congrats :)

faiza007 (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Double thanks ayesha.. ;)

Wow... Faiza we are Finalists (and winners too 18 prizes-18 finalists :D ) :), very happy to see you there.

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
Yeah..I am really happy that both of us reached the finals..! :D
and thanks a lot.. :)

wow! well explained, clear pictures, awesome ible! will vote for sure :)

faiza007 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

so sweet..!! thank you muhna..your words means a lot to me.. ;)

No problem sis! 'm really excited about the paracord contest! fingers crossed for you and Tarun :)

faiza007 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

ohh i forgot to congratulate you..!! congratulations on being a finalist of healthy eating contest..!! :) keep up the good work.. :D

rpotts21 year ago
huh. just a bunch of square knots. thats pretty neat! and the thing with reducing it at the bottom as you tie more. thats really good!
faiza007 (author)  rpotts21 year ago

thank you so much..!

This may be very common, but I had never seen this technique before, it's great!

faiza007 (author)  lindarose921 year ago

thank you so much linda..!! ;)

this is the best use of para cord I've seen. good work!
faiza007 (author)  paularellano121 year ago

thanks a lot..m glad you like it.. :)

Wow... that looks beautiful..I especially love the paracord color you chose. Thank you for sharing.

faiza007 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

thank you so much..! glad you like it.. :)