Ready to learn how to sew a drawstring bag? This free drawstring bag pattern is a fast and easy project great for beginner sewers. I designed it to fit adults because we always seem to end up carrying the kids bags and I figured at least this way it would fit 🙂 Don’t worry it still looks great on my eight year old child. I have one that I use for my toddler as a gym bag, and although it looks oversized on him he still manages to carry it just fine, but I wouldn’t want to leave a small child unsupervised with the long straps because it could pose as a choking hazard!
To print your free sewing pattern just click the link beneath each of the three photos of the pattern pieces. If you click on the picture itself, the pattern won’t be the right size, so make sure to print the actual pdf! I also highly recommend watching the youtube tutorial which offers step by step instructions before tackling this sewing project! There aren’t a lot of details on the pattern itself.
If you’re fabric is thin, or you make your drawstring holes to big the knot might come out of the bag. If this happens you have multiple options! You can take precautions early on by doubling the amount of triangles sewn on the bottom corners. You can double or even triple knot your rope/ribbon on the end. Or you can hand stitch the opening closed a little tighter so there isn’t room for the knot to pass.