Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Hi everyone! I have a super fun and easy tutorial for you. Today I’ll be showing you how to make this cute drawstring bag. It’s super easy and makes a great knitting or crochet project bag. It would also make a great gift bag for the holidays. Just fill it with some goodies and you’re all set!

Watch my Drawstring Bag Tutorial here!

–>> Download the Easy Drawstring Bag PDF with cutting instructions here <<–



Supplies used:


Cutting instructions:

Outside fabric: From 1 fat quarter cut:

  • Drawstring Casing: Cut two pieces 2.5” x 11”
  • Bag Top Section: Cut two pieces 4.5” x 12.5”
  • Bag Bottom Section: Cut one piece 10.5” x 12.5”

Patchwork section: 1 mini-charm pack OR 24 – 2.5” x 2.5” squares

Cording: Cut into two 1 yard pieces

Lining Fabric:

  • Cut two pieces 12.5” x 13”


  • Cut one piece 3” x 8”

Batting: (For a bag that holds its shape better you can use fusible fleece or Fusible Foam stabilizer. )

  • Cut one piece 14” x 29” (Or use a piece that is about 1” larger than the outside of your bag.)

Finished bag size approx. 12” h x 11” w




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  • National Home School November 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

    These are great. I could even see making one with Christmas designs on them for the holidays. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Sheri November 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Such a fun project! Thanks again for another amazing tutorial.

  • Janine November 24, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and skills with us Erica. I’m very much a beginner and I’ve found your videos and patterns to be so helpful. Your generosity of spirit in uploading these instructions for all to use is most heartening. I hope you and your family have a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas.

  • Franwana Williams May 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I really enjoy your videos can you add me on Facebook please. Jeannie Williams

  • Kathy June 14, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Hi Erica, for the drawstring bag, if I wasn’t going to do patchwork pieces and just use a piece of fabric, what size would I cut my fabric to? Thanks so much

    • erica June 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      The completed patchwork section is 4.5″ x 12.5″

  • Christine July 27, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing. This tutorial really walked me through the process very easily. I enjoyed making the bag!


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