Retro Drawstring Bags

Drawstring bags are little things we love to sew in batches. They come in handy for everything from organizing to gift wrapping.

Retro Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Pull together small scraps and bits of trim for a unique look. Swap out the crochet details for a bit of applique or a special button detail. Monogrammed bags offer that personalized touch when gift giving.

Retro Drawstring Bag Tutorial


  • Fabric 1: Cut 2 rectangles measuring  5  x 3 1/4 inches
  • Fabric 2: Cut 2 rectangles measuring 5  x 4 1/4 inches
  • Fabric 3: Cut 2 rectangles measuring 5 x 7 inches
  • Trim or lace: 12 inches
  • Cord: 30 inches
  • Lace motif

Swap your retro fabrics and trims for holiday prints and you have the perfect wrapping for mini candy canes or an ornament. Drawstring bags are a perfect way to learn to sew!

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