Small Cotton Drawstring Bag

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About: Hi my name is Timothee I'm 16 years old and in my free time I'm a crafter.

This is a small cotton drawstring bag that is different from others bags. It is different because it has a rectangular base and a seam running down the middle that sticks out.

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Step 1: Supplies

To make this bag you don't need a lot of materials and its really easy to make. These are the materials you will need.

  • 2 types of fabric (preferably different colors)
  • thread
  • string

You will also need a couple tools.

  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • safety pin
  • pins
  • steam iron
  • measuring tape
  • ruler

Step 2:

You need to cut one rectangle from each of the pieces of fabric with the dimension of 9 inches by 15 inches. After that you will need to copy the drawing on one of the back sides of the pieces of cloth. You will need to put the two front sides of the pieces of cloth together and pin them together. After that you will sew the two pieces together, remember to sew where the drawing tell you to. Once that the two pieces of cloth are together through the big hole flip it inside out so th at we can see the two front faces of the pieces of cloth. The big hole on the side you can stitch it back together or leave it alone it won't make a difference.

Step 3:

With a pencil or pen draw a line from the top of a small hole to the top of the one right across from it and from the bottom of a small hole to the bottom of the one across from it. You need to do it for both sides. Once that the lines are drawn sew on the lines.

Step 4:

You will need to fold the cloth in half an d put pins to keep the two halves nicely together. With a pencil or pen draw two lines perpendicular to the two lines above, they should start at the bottom of the two parallel lines and go all the way to the bottom. This line should be half an inch from the edge. After you sew on the line flip the bag inside out.

Step 5:

The bag should be inside out. You will need to grab the corners and sew a strait line perpendicular to the seam. You need to do this to both corners. After that flip the bag outside in.

Step 6:

You will need to cut two pieces of string 18 inches long each. You will need to attach the tip of the string with the safety pin. Slide one end of the string through one hole with the help of a safety
pin, then slide it through the other tube in the opposite direction. Then do it again with the other piece of string in the opposite direction. You will have raw edges on the string on both sides make a knot with the two pieces. Once that is done pull on the two pieces of string and you bag will close.

Step 7:

I'm not sure if I was clear enough in explaining the steps, but I think the photos will help. Also if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Suggestions and corrections are appreciated. I hope you enjoyed making this bag.

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