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Easy Drawstring Bag

May 04 , 2013 by: Ryan DIY

OK so this was a man request; drawstring bag for camping that will hold a backpacking cook-set.  Hoooooray sleeping on the ground in the cold is basically MY favorite thing to do with a whole weekend.  Thats a bold face lie/sarcasm. Anyway….this will require a little more than basic sewing supplies, however everything can be found at a fabric/craft store.

Supplies Needed:

1.) Nylon fabric, I am just using nylon because it was again a man request, you can use what ya want.

2.) A self healing cutting board & rotary cutting tool would be super useful, but not totally necessary if you don’t have them. Plain old scissors are a fine substitute.

3.) Some kind of string

4.) Cord stops – can be purchased at craft store

5.) Basic sewing supplies

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Step 1) As per ushe you can make this any size you want, the size requested was 6″x8″ so I cut 7″x9″ so that I had enough room for seams. Once you have the size determined you can cut it out.

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Step 2) Once your fabric is cut pin right sides together.

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Step 3) Sew around 3 sides, making sure you leave about a 1/2″ un-sewn at the top of each side of the bag.  This is so there will be a space for the drawstring to go.

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             *Make sure you test a piece of fabric, eeeeespecially if you are using nylon or some other outdoorsy kind of  

              fabric, I had to mess with my tension a bit.

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Step 4) Once you have sewn the three sides you are almost there. Lay the draw string around the opening, fold it over once and pin.

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Step 5) Once all the pins are in place sew around the opening, but be careful not to sew the actual drawstring, don’t worry, it’s not hard, I pretty much promise.

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Step 6) Woot. You’re seriously almost done now, turn the bag right side out and attach the cord to the drawstring and voila a camping bag (that will apparently hold a backpacking cook set well) is le done.

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