Introduction: Tiny Drawstring Bag

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What will you use it for? Lucky pebbles, guitar picks, tiny presents...

This little bag is easy to sew and a cheerful way to use up small scraps of fabric.

I made this at TechShop the other night while I was waiting for my husband to finish a bit of soldering, and so this is another in my ongoing series of "I made it at TechShop" Instructables.

You can hand sew this project if you are not in a hurry. I used a sewing machine.

Step 1: Materials:

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Here are the materials I used:
  • 2 pieces of contrasting-colored fabric, cut into approximately 7" squares
  • ribbon for a drawstring
  • thread

These were my tools:
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • safety pin

Step 2: Assemble the Square:

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Pin the squares, right sides together.

Leaving a gap in the center of one side, sew around the outside.

Remove pins and turn rightside out.

Press.

Step 3: Fold and Sew Corner Casings:

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Fold in corners as shown. Press.

Sew a line of stitching 1/2" from each folded edge.

You will have four bits of casing with gaps in between.

Step 4: Finish:

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Thread a drawstring through the casing, pull up tight, and enjoy your tiny bag.

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-05-15

That's so cute! It's a great design :)

egp (author)Penolopy Bulnick2013-05-16

I think it would work with larger pieces of fabric as well - maybe with a second drawstring, opposite the first one?

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Bio: Elizabeth Perry posts a drawing every day at http://www.elizabethperry.com .
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