Easy Lined Drawstring Bag

Cut 4 rectangles the same size- two from the lining and two from the outer fabric. Mine were 11″

Place the lining and fabric right sides together. Mark 3.5″ (I know this shows 4″ but it was a bit much) down on each side. Sew from the top down to the 3.5″ mark and backtack.
Repeat with the other pieces.

With the patterned fabric on the bottom press the lining back to reveal the right sides. A crease will be formed 3.5″ down from the top. Repeat.

Align the two pressed pieces with right sides together so the creases match. Sew around the patterned peices, starting and ending at the the stiching at the crease.

Press, then press the flappy bits over onto the patterned pieces, so the lining is exposed. Sew around as above. Press.

Trim corners and turn right side out, pushing the lining into the inside. Press.

Press 1/4″ under, then fold down to the join. Sew then press. Repeat on the other side.

Thread with a drawstring. Enjoy!


::Clear as mud? Let me know and I’ll do my best to clear things up!::


2 Responses to “Easy Lined Drawstring Bag”

  1. 1 Carrie May 6, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for this tutorial! Used it to make 4 teacher gifts last night. They came out really cute! I love how lining makes a simple bag so much more substantial in weight and quality. I looked through lots of tutorials looking for one that was nice and simple- this was the best one!

  2. 2 Lexa Adams October 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks so much for putting this tutorial up! This was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for and it was really simple for an inexperienced sewer like me. 🙂 Now I have a little bag to carry my knitting around!

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