Drawstring bag has often been discussed in other blogs, including as a basic sewing that is quite easy, short and best seller because it is versatile. For friends who are experienced and proficient in making them, please take a look at my other posts, or you can review this tutorial and share your experiences with other friends who are still beginners.
This tutorial is for a soccer or sports bag for a child. It has a cinch top and the straps can be used as a backpack. The measurements I will give you are for a small bag; just large enough for a 4-year-old’s cleats and shin guards. If you have an older child (with larger gear) or you want to fit more in the bag, you’ll have to size up accordingly.
The pattern is completely flexible as far as size goes – you can make it as big or as small as you like. as such, i can’t tell you exactly how much fabric you will need because that will depend, but my bag is smallish, so two fat quarters were more than enough.
I have always wanted to make a 'just the right size' backpack bag because as a city dweller it's good to have a nifty bag that will securely hold the essentials, but will leave your arms free so you can more easily fend off the maddening crowds carry your bags of shopping.
Here's my Waterproof Lined Drawstring Backpack Sewing Tutorial... New bag perfect for swimming and the beach I lined it with a washable waterproof fabric and added a easy to carry handle at the top. For extra extra durability and design aesthetics I also added some oilcloth tabs on the corners.
I came across a very, very simple drawstring bento bag pattern; thinking it would be a delightful project to share as a tutorial. However, when the bag was complete, it seemed a bit small, barely fitting my 4.5" square bento box. So I worked on a 'formula' (did I tell you I'm a numbers geek?) to customize a pattern to fit your bento lunch box.
Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorial. DIY Travel Jewellery Pouch Bag. Here it is! I promised that I'd do a tute on creating a jewlery pouch and I'm holding my word. It's taken some time as I've been busy, but my niece's birthday is coming up and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make her something nice and create the tute at the same time.
The tutorial includes all of the instructions to make a bento bag and a sandwich wrap that folds out to a place mat (below). The projects are beginner-friendly, but we’ve included some nice finishing details so that they will hold up against rough-and-tumble little ones and frequent trips through the washing machine.
Onto the tutorial. Firstly, you will need a tin - any sized tin will do. In saying that, it will make your life easier if your tin fits over the end of your sewing machine (you will see why later in the tutorial). Wash and dry your tin thoroughly. If you choose a tin in which a smell lingers, wash it in a 20% bleach solution. It will get rid of any nasty odours left behind!!