A Tutorial For Large Drawstring Bags
This tutorial is the first of a series of tutorials that will show how to make drawstring bags, pajama pants and simple blankets for Foster Care Kits. Let's get going!
2/3 yard of fabric for the bag
52 inches of twill tape, soft rope or ribbon for the drawstring
1 large safety pin
yard stick or measuring tape
Before we get going, let's talk about setting the stitch length and width.
There will be something like this on your machine. It controls how long the stitch is. 0 is no length and 4 is quite long. I like to keep mine at about 2.
Once you are done zig zagging both sides, trim the threads and fold the fabric in half, the right sides of the fabric facing each other. The selvages should line up with each other at the top. Pin the fabric together along the zig zagged edges.
On one of the edges measure 2.5 inches from the top of the selvage and make a mark. You will start sewing at that mark.
You just made a drawstring bag!