Fabric Bags – a great way to use your scraps and good for the environment
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.
4 Reasons I love reversible drawstring bags:
- 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!
SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:
2:22 secs – Supplies
1:04 – Prepare the Bag Fabrics
2:05 – Prepare and Attach the Drawstring Cord Channels
4:04 – Sew the Bag Body Together
5:06 – (optional) How to add a tag to the inside of your bag
7:12 – Sew the box bottoms of the bag
10:07 – Turn the bag right side out
11:18 – Insert the Drawstring
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Ready to make your own?
If you make this pattern I’d love to see it and hear how you used it!
Have a happy & creative day!
– Tara Reed
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