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« on: June 12, 2004 04:49:52 PM »

You probably all know how to do this already, but no one's posted a thread on it yet, so why not be the first to do it?

What You Need:
Scissors
Needle
Thread
Fabric
Cording
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4771/drawstringstep1.jpg

Steps
1. First, put the fabric down on a flat surface, with the ugly side up. (If it's reversable of the same, just put the side that you want to be the inside up.)
2. Fold over the top, like the picture.
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4632/drawstringstep2.jpg

3. Sew across the folded part, as close to the bottom as you can. It's a bit hard to see the picture, I'm sorry! The second picture is of the whole side stiched up.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9606/drawstringstep3.jpg
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/15/drawstringstep4.jpg

4. After it's all sewed up, fold the fabric in half "hamburger ways." Be sure to have the ugly side out.
5. Sew up the last two sides. Make sure you sew tightly because the parts you're sewing are the bottom and sides of the bag. You wouldn't want your things to fall out of it!
6. Take the cording (or ribbon, or fabric strip... something to be the handles.) and pull it through the "tunnel" you sewed first.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3024/drawstringstep5.jpg

Here's it when it's all done!

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6465/drawstringstep6.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9821/drawstringstep7.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2004 05:48:00 PM »

very cute and patriotic! i used to make little drawstring bags all the time when i was little, except i just made them by using a circle of fabric, cutting little slits in it around the edge and weaving yarn thru it. i'm sure yours is much more durable! good job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004 05:34:42 PM »

I made another one! This time, I used a pretty blue starry fabric.



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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004 05:39:39 PM »

im just curious....what was the size ( in inchez ) of the square u used to make the blue starry bag - i like the size but have no smarts to figure out the size...how smart of me

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