How to sew a Reversible Drawstring Bag – Video & PDF Tutorial

Fabric Bags – a great way to use your scraps and good for the environment

Reversible Bag tutorial - Supplies - Gnomes in Love fabric
Reversible Bag - free printable instructions
Reversible Bag - Gnomes in Love fabric

I have a confession: I LOVE to organize things! Whether it’s in boxes, bins, shelves, drawers or BAGS – having things in their place makes me happy.

What makes me even happier is when I can make the perfect sized bag with the fabric of my choice – or fabrics, plural, in the case of this reversible drawstring bag.

I put together a video tutorial as well as a PDF you can grab and print so you can make fun bags too!


🎯 SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

00:22 secs – Supplies
01:04 – Prepare the Bag Fabrics
02:05 – Prepare and Attach the Drawstring Cord Channels
04:04 – Sew the Bag Body Together

05:06 – (optional) How to add a tag to the inside of your bag
07:12 – Sew the box bottoms of the bag
10:07 – Turn the bag right side out
11:18 – Insert the Drawstring

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  • They are a great way to cut down on your fabric scraps.
  • They are quick and easy to make.
  • They are a great project for beginning sewists – whether that’s you or you are teaching someone to sew, fabric bags are a great place to practice the basics and build confidence.
  • Instead of wrapping paper or a paper bag that may or may not be used more than once, fabric bags can be used for so many things. They are a gift in and of themselves!

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🧡 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

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