How-to: Sew a Simple Drawstring Bag with Stashbusting Materials

Drawstring bag, perfect for holding ballet gearPuzzle pieces, marbles, bobbins- I can’t even tell you all the things that I keep in my drawstring bags.

I will tell you this, though: If you’ve ever put something non-edible in a Ziplock baggie, then you need some drawstring bags, too!

Drawstring bags are really simple to sew, and you can easily create them to be exactly the size that you need, whether you want to store Battleship game pieces or handmade soap. And if that’s not enough to sell you, then know that you don’t need special fabric for your drawstring bags, you can sew them up from any scrap fabric in your stash, and use anything from twine to ribbon to lace to bias tape for the drawstrings.

You’re sold, right? Then let’s get started!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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