Hi everyone! I have a super fun and easy tutorial for you. Today I’ll be showing you how to make this cute Drawstring Squishy 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!
Do you prefer written instructions? Get the Easy Drawstring Bag PDF with cutting instructions here!
- Outside fabric: 1 fat quarter (Outside)
- Patchwork section: 1 Moda Mini-Charm pack OR 24 – 2.5” x 2.5” squares
- Lining Fabric: 3/8 yard
- 3/16″ Cotton Rope
- Cotton Batting or Fusible Fleece: 3/8 yard
- Olfa Splash 45mm Rotary Trimmer
- Creative Grids Acrylic Ruler
- American Crafts Self-healing mat
- Sewing Pins
- Clover Wonder Clips
- 505 Spray Adhesive
- Panasonic NI-WL600 Cordless Iron
- Frixion Erasable Pens
- Gingher Scissors
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
- 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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These are great. I could even see making one with Christmas designs on them for the holidays. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Such a fun project! Thanks again for another amazing tutorial.
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.
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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
The completed patchwork section is 4.5″ x 12.5″
Thank you for sharing. This tutorial really walked me through the process very easily. I enjoyed making the bag!
Since this is a bag, should I prewash the precuts for this project? Thanks!
I only pre-wash fabrics when I’m making clothing to account for shrinkage. When making bags, quilts, and other non-clothing items, I never pre-wash my fabric.
Thanks for a great easy to follow pattern. Really enjoyed making this project for a friends birthday.