Friday, February 15, 2013
Tutorial: Double-drawstring bag
Here's a little tutorial to create a handy double drawstring bag.
Step 1: Cut the two pieces of fabric to whatever dimensions you need for your bag, but be sure to add at least 2-3 inches to one end for the fold-over drawstring casing. Pink edges, if you want (except the open edge) and place fabric right sides together. Then, mark about 2.5" in from the end that will have the drawstring (see Note below image). Repeat on the other side. Stitch around the three open sides, being sure to stop where you've made your measurement. I like to use two pins to remind myself where I must stop a seam, if the end isn't at the end of the fabric.
Step 2: Along the both open sides, turn under 1/4" and stitch in place.
bias tape maker to create a strip of bias (7a), folded it in half (7b), then zigzag-stitched along the edge (7c). Simple.