Homemade Drawstring Bags

These are easy to make, and can be made any size that you like.



Yarn or thick string

Needle and thread

Measuring tape


Fabric pen

  1. Measure fabric two twice the length you need, plus and extra inch or two, and mark.
  2. Measure fabric to width desired, plus 1/4 inch.
  3. Cut the fabric out.
  4. Sew the two sides together, like sides together.
  5. Sew the top 1/4 inch over, then fold over and sew so that the yarn can be pulled through. To do this, do not sew the two ends.
  6. Turn right-side-out and string.

7 thoughts on “Homemade Drawstring Bags

  1. I have been making these bags for years. I 1st saw them at a church Christmas craft sale and thought I could make these for Christmas gifts. I made them in scrap Christmas fabric. Then the idea grew and I needed larger bags so I started making pillowcases and placing gifts inside and tying with ribbon. All the young kids loved getting a gift and loved the pillow case as well!

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