Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Repurposed Drawstring Bag

I still have some more t-shirts. I wanted to make something fun for my little boy to use and decided on a drawstring bag. He seemed to like putting things in the bag.

He also liked taking things out.

I started with four same-sized t-shirt pieces. I sewed several patches onto the outer panel. I had fabric stamped the top patch. See how to do fabric stamping here.

I measured 2" down from the top of each.

I sewed up each side of the lining and the outer panels (minus the 2"). I sewed the bottom of the outer panel but left a space in the lining for turning.

Then, I placed the lining and outer pieces with right sides together and pinned the 2" sides together. I then sewed them together and around the tops of each flap.

I turned the whole thing right sides out using the space I left in the lining. Then I closed the space in the lining with my machine.

To make the drawstring's pockets, I turned the flaps to the inside....

Then I pinned them down and sewed them into place.

For the drawstrings, I took 2 long 2" wide pieces of t-shirt fabric, sewed a tube and just turned the tube. I left the ends of the ties unfinished and just tied them in a knot.
Bags are super fun for putting things in and then removing them.


  1. You are very creative!I enjoy your blog!

  2. Really cute bags. I host a link party that is going on right now. I would love for you to stop by and join in.

  3. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome!

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  6. I would recommend tacking the drawstring at the center of sleeve to prevent little people from removing drawstring and possibly having some type of accident. Just saying..


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