A couple of weeks ago, I posted my heating pad tutorial and at the end, I mentioned that I would like to put together a drawstring bag for attractive gift-giving as well as storage.
So…here’s the tutorial.
Cut a pattern (here’s that gridded paper I love so much…in a peppermint stripe) that is a 11.25″ x 7.5″ rectangle.
Pin it to your fabric with one of the short ends on the fold.
Cut your fabric, open up the rectangle (should be 22.5″ x 7.5″) and finish your edges.
Now, with your wrong sides together, fold each of the short ends over 1″ and press.
Stitch near the the finished edge to create the casing for your drawstring.
Next, fold your bag in half–right sides together–with your casings matching up at the top. Stitch 1/8″ up the sides, stopping and reinforcing your seam just below the casings.
For my drawstring, I used 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon that I had on hand and cut two 19″ lengths. Insert a safety pin in one end and use the pin to feed the ribbon through one side of the casing. Repeat for the other side.
Knot the ends of your ribbons together on each side of the bag and, voila! You’re done!
What a lovely little package!