How To Make A Drawstring BagPresentation Transcript
How to: make a drawstring bag
“ soap saver” tea bag
kootoyoo…click & stitch
Some scraps of calico or sheeting, cotton string or ribbon, embroidery floss, quick unpick & a sewing machine.
Cut your bag strip to size (about 12” x 4”). If you have a pinking blade – use it. It just makes everything look nicer.
With right sides together fold your bag strip in half.
Machine stitch one seam.
Press the seam open.
Machine stitch a “U” shape 1/8 th of an inch from the seam.
From the top stitch down about 2” then turn your fabric, stitch a couple of stitches across the seam & come back up the other side.
This is a little trick that is going to keep everything nice & neat when it comes time to do our unpicking (but we’ll get to that in a minute).
This is what your “U” shape should look like.
Still with right sides together, machine stitch the other side seam.
With the bag inside out turn & press the top down just a bit more than an inch & a 1/4.
You need to make sure that this fold is a bit deeper than the bottom of your “U” shape so that you can make everything line up nicely.
Turn your bag in the right way.
Line up the needle with the bottom of your “U” stitching.
Stitch all the way around the bag. This creates the casing for the drawstring.
Machine another line of stitching about 1/8 th of an inch from the top of the casing.
Don’t miss this step – it keeps everything looking nice.
If you’re making the tea bag tag you’ll need to embroider “tea” onto your matching fabric scrap.
Press with right sides together.
If you just want a little drawstring bag – skip to Step 16
Mark out your square around your embroidery.
With right sides together, machine stitch around three sides of the square shape.
Be sure to leave the bottom of the square open.
Clip your corners.
Turn in the right way & set aside.
OK. Now we’ve got to make the opening to thread the drawstring.
Get out your quick unpick & unpick the side seam with the little “U” stitching.
Make sure you unpick slowly & carefully between the two lines of casing stitching.
Magic! Now you have a nice neat opening through which to thread your drawstring.
Using a little safety pin on the end of your string thread it in through the opening & around the casing as pictured.
Insert the ends of the drawstring into the base of your square “tea” tag & stitch opening closed. You can add a bit of decorative stitching if you like.
OR if you are just using ribbon or string without the gimmick just tie the ends of the string/ribbon together.
The Tea Bag makes it possible to use up all those ends of soaps that seem to accumulate.
Morning Fresh Tissane A beautiful blend of fabric & soap. This tea bag is designed to be left steeping in the shower with the soap inside. Flavour & performance improves overtime. A delight for the senses - this blend will invigorate & revitalise.