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28 Handy Dandy Drawstring Bag Patterns & Tutorials

With these patterns for drawstring bags, you are sure to find a new sewing idea you'll love.

28 Handy Dandy Drawstring Bag Patterns  Tutorials

There is not another sewn bag pattern out there that is more convenient than the drawstring bag pattern. These easy sewing project ideas come in all shapes and sizes, making them the ideal project to make for many situations.

When you learn how to make a drawstring bag, you immediately know how to make a bag that can be used to wrap up gifts or how to sew a big enough bag to carry your laundry. With their multitude of uses and easy design, the drawstring bag pattern ideas in this free collection of sewing patterns will all come in handy.

From itty bitty ideas to hold jewelry to DIY backpacks to make for your kids, the easy bags in this list all have something to offer. Whether you are looking to organize or just want a new beach bag, 28 Handy Dandy Drawstring Bag Patterns & Tutorials is sure to hold your next sewing project.
 
Most drawstring bag tutorials are very similar. While some may have some cute straps or added appliques, drawstring bags usually are all constructed in the exact same way. That's why making drawstring bags can be a fun activity over and over.

This is why we have added a how to make a drawstring bag video to this list. Before checking out the other projects in this list, watch the video below to find out exactly how to make a drawstring bag. Get ready to find your perfect pull string bag pattern.

How to Make a Drawstring Playmat Bag (Video Tutorial)

Playmat Bag Combo Tutorial

Check out this free sewing video and written tutorial on how to make a drawstring bag that doubles as a playmat before exploring the other free bag patterns in this list.

This expert and clever bag tutorial will be a great resource once you start creating a drawstring bag – no matter the size.

Traditional Drawstring Bag Pattern Ideas

These drawstring bag pattern ideas are simple, classic, and totally handy. From small drawstring bags to hold your jewelry to bags that perfectly hold toys, these tutorials are exactly what you came here to find!

Find a lovely pattern for a drawstring bag whether you are making it for a child or an adult. Use your favorite fabric patterns to make a customized bag anyone will love.

  • 5 Minute Free Bag Pattern

    Whether you are teaching yourself or your child how to sew, use free sewing patterns like this 5 Minute Free Bag Pattern to start.

  • Simply Quick Drawstring Bag

    If you are looking for a little bag for storage, consider creating this Simply Quick Drawstring Bag to hide small pieces.

  • Drawstring Mason Jar Crafts

    Taking only about half an hour to create, this DIY drawstring bag is a great beginning sewing project and is the perfect boredom buster for a lazy afternoon.

  • How to Make a Travel Jewelry Case

    Want to learn how to make a small drawstring bag that's oh so cute? Make a handful of these super quick, satin wonders before you hop on a plane.

  • Pretty Drawstring Pouch

    Learn how to make a pouch bag with drawstrings using just a bit of quilting cotton and length of ribbon. You can create the lovely little pouch in just under an hour. 

  • Dainty Drawstring Makeup Bag

    This little bag can also be used to hold jewelry, mints, or even sewing supplies. Inventive sewists can customize this project to make a drawstring bag of any size.

  • Drawstring Fabric Bag

    This project will show you how to take fabric and sew a drawstring bag that's both durable and pretty. This is a super simple project that is fantastic to make as gift bags.

  • Handy Dandy Drawstring Storage Bags

    Customize each bag with a label so you know exactly what is in each bag. These DIY bags are great for organizing any messy areas in your house.

  • Drawstring Bag Tutorial

    Transform those old khaki pants into a handy backpack with this Drawstring Bag Tutorial. Learn how to sew a drawstring bag that is perfect for your little one's adventures.

  • How to Make a Drawstring Bag

    Showing you exactly how to sew up an easy drawstring bag, this smart tutorial is great for keeping knick-knacks and small toys organized. 

Gift-Giving Drawstring Bags DIY

Let's face it. Gift wrapping can be the absolute worst! Paper gift wrap is expensive and it can be difficult to wrap weirdly-shaped gifts.

Avoid having to toss away paper and battle gift wrap by learning how to make a drawstring bag for your next gift-wrapping endeavor. No matter the size of your gift, there’s a drawstring gift bag for you.

  • Patchwork Christmas Drawstring Gift Bag

    Instead of using wrapping paper that's just going to be thrown out, make your own patchwork Christmas drawstring gift bag to package your Christmas gifts. 

  • Easy Felt Drawstring Bag

    Following this tutorial, you can easily make a flat-bottomed drawstring felt bag to tote around any small items. 

  • Thrifty Gifty DIY Drawstring Bag

    This DIY drawstring bag is easy peasy to make and the lining gives it a professional and sturdy look that you will not find with store-bought drawstring bags.

  • Santa's Velvet Drawstring Pouch

    Santa's Velvet Drawstring Pouch is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Give family and friends some Christmas cheer inside this adorable pouch.

  • Lovely DIY Drawstring Bag

    This Lovely DIY Drawstring Bag is a great way to tuck away small items. Make it out of some cute fabric and stow away just about anything. 

Make Your Own Laundry Bag

Sometimes a laundry hamper just will not do. If you are carrying your laundry across the house or down the street to your laundry mat, something a little more compact and portable is in order.

Make one of these laundry drawstring bag tutorials to store your soiled clothes. It's a wonderful way to make dirty laundry much more attractive.

  • Drawstring T Shirt Bag

    The Drawstring T-Shirt Bag is a simple sewing project you can easily make to hold everyday belongings. Transform an old t-shirt into a new bag you'll use all the time.

  • Laundry Ninja Bag

    This Laundry Ninja Bag is the perfect bag to use whenever you're traveling somewhere and have clothes or towels to transport that are wet or otherwise dirty.

  • Lickety Split Laundry Bag

    When you are traveling, the last thing you want to think about is dirty laundry. Make your trip easier with this Lickety Split Laundry Bag tutorial. It is a travel-sized laundry bag with lining on the inside.

Drawstring Backpack Sewing Patterns

Backpacks are way too complicated these days. If you do not want to strap on a super heavy backpack for a day out on the town, make one of these drawstring backpack patterns instead.

Perfect for little ones in elementary school, these drawstring backpacks make carrying things so much easier. They make fabulous gym bags, as well.

  • Darling Drawstring Backpack

    Work with nylon strapping, loops, and lining to make a backpack that is totally unique and absolutely adorable.

  • DIY Drawstring Backpack

    If you love refashioning and recycling, take an old T-shirt and follow this tutorial on how to make a drawstring backpack.

  • Easiest Knapsack Ever

    The design of this DIY toddler backpack is very basic, perfect for carrying around any toys or school supplies your child might need.

  • Diverse Drawstring Sack

    Of all the purses to make, this one is the best. Use it as a fruit bag, a backpack, a purse, or a toy sack.

  • Bulldog Drawstring Pattern

    Sewn in an adorable French bulldog pattern, this funky little bag is the perfect satchel to create for your child.

Unique But Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorials

There are drawstring bags for just about any occasion. If you need a bag for something, chances are a drawstring bag pattern will do. These unique drawstring bags don’t fit into any of the categories above, but they are just as useful.

They have unique styles that you definitely won't find in the stores, which makes them a fantastic choice for gifts or to stand out from the crowd.

  • DIY Drawstring Basket

    These sewn fabric baskets, unlike other projects, close up tight and make it easy to hide an unsightly mess.

  • Gym Tote Bag Tutorial

    This spacious DIY tote bag has handy zippered pockets and sturdy straps. This tote bag tutorial also includes instructions on how to sew a drawstring bag as well.

  • Fancy Drawstring Wristlet

    The instructions for this DIY accessory are easy-to-follow, fun, and great for those learning how to sew.

  • The Picnic Pack

    Use this free sewing tutorial to make The Picnic Pack. It makes for a great bag to hold small belongings needed for an outdoor gathering.

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