How to make super easy drawstring bag



I absolutely adore drawstring bags. You can really use them for just about anything. They don’t take up much space, are so easy to use and easy to make too. This will be great gift idea for just about any occasion.

Here is my guide on how to make one on your own. However, if you are not into sewing and making things yourself, you can buy one of my handmade bags here. It really would mean a lot to me if you would pick up one of my bags and support my passion for sewing and making crafts.


Getting started

And now, getting back to guide on ”how to make super easy drawstring bag”. Before getting started make sure you read this guide.

What you will need;

  • First of you should choose right material. Soft textile is must, as anything harder just won’t feel or seem right. I am using 100% cotton for this bag my self. You will need 52 centimeters x 33 centimeters piece of fabric for this bag.
  • Similar or matching thread
  • Safety Pin or safety sewing needles
  • Preferably see through Ruler


When finished, your drawstring bag will be; 13 centimeters wide x  15 centimeters tall x  5 centimeters deep. You can alter size of the bag according to your needs and likening. I will be updating this post with other sizes at later date, but in case if you need any help you can reach out to me via contact form or in comment section bellow. I will be glad to help.


The trim

Cut two 51.5 x 5.5 centimeters pieces of trim for each drawstring bag you are going to make.


Preferably, if you have rotary cutter and non-slip ruler, cut a rectangle of fabric measuring:

43.5 centimeters wide by 20.5 centimeters long



Sew about 0.5 centimeters seam up on each side longest sides


Sew about 3.8 centimeters seam at each end.


Next step is to sew the wrong side of fabric together up till the top seam, but leave top seam open as that’s where the trim will start and come back out.


I am going to make bottom of the bag gusseted so it will be able to stand up on its own. So I’m going to sew in the corner about 2.5 centimeters.


Then cut off  off the extra corner, which is left over.


Now turn the right side out.


For the trim start with 2 pieces of fabric 51.5 x 5.5 centimeters . Iron as shown.


Fold in the ends of trim


Sew up the open side. There is no need to sew the ends as they won’t come undone.


Pull the drawstrings through, preferably, using a safety pin. Tie the ends together and that’s it!


it really is as simple as that. Give it a try and let me know how you got on. And again, if you don’t want to do it your self, but would love to own lovely drawstring bag it would mean a lot if you would support me and pick up one of mine here!






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