Community Road - Neighborhood Group
Thank you to Donna Shanley for finding and tweaking this pattern to fit our needs
Drawstring Bags - Serving the needs of the Buffalo/Niagara Communities through the Family Justice Center
These will be used both by Women and Children
June 21, 2016
Supply List - 2 - 9" x 12" pieces of outside fabric
2 - 9" x 12" pieces of inside fabric
2 - 24" pieces of cording (or make your own) (or long shoelaces can be used)
STEP ONE: Focus Fabric – Cut two 9″ x 12″ With RS together sew a ½” seam on both long sides making a tube. Press seams open.
STEP TWO: Lining Fabric – Cut two 9″ x 12″ With RS together sew a ½” seam on both long sides making a tube. Press seams open. Turn lining right side out and place inside of focus fabric tube (RS together).
STEP THREE: Line up seams and sew a 1/4″ seam around the top of the tube.
STEP FOUR: Turn right side out. Press seam towards lining.
STEP FIVE: Tuck the lining back inside and press the top seam flat.
STEP SIX: Place tube on the open arm of the sewing machine and sew a seam at 1-1/2″ from top. When you get to the two seams back tack about 1/4″ across the seam.
STEP SEVEN: Sew another seam 2-1/4″ from the top back tacking again at the seams. (This makes the seams stronger when the cording is pulled through.)
STEP EIGHT: Using a seam ripper, pop the seam between the two back tacks on focus fabric. The cording will be pulled through these openings. Do not unpick seams in lining.
STEP NINE: Turn project wrong side out and sew all layers together at bottom with a 1/4″ seam. Finish by overcasting or serging.
STEP TEN: Turn right side out and press bottom seam.
STEP ELEVEN: Cut two 24” pieces of cording. Using a large safety pin fold back about ½” of cording and pin through the folded edge. Starting at one seam, thread all the way around the bag. Tie ends of cording together in a knot. Do the same with the other seam.
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