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Sewing pattern for a lined drawstring bag - beginner level.


Use for storage, projects, gifts, holiday packing and more!


Size when finished:

BAG: 35cm wide x 38.5cm long

(Or, adapt the pattern to your own size requirements)



  • Instruction card, with photos
  • Full size paper pattern (2 pieces) on 75gsm pattern paper




For machine or hand sewing.



2 x pieces of outer fabric, 38cm wide x 40cm tall

2 x pieces of lining fabric, 38cm wide x 47cm tall (note: the top will be turned over, so best to use fabric that looks the same both ways up)

2 x 1m lengths of 10-18mm ribbon (or drawstring cord)

Matching thread


Tools: scissors, ruler/tape measure, pins, iron, sewing machine or needle, safety pin or loop turning bar, glue stick (optional)


Note: You can use one continuous piece of outer fabric instead (38cm x 80cm) folded in half, and one continuous piece of lining fabric folded in half, if your fabric does not have a right way or wrong way up to it. If you cut one long piece of outer fabric, you must do the same for the lining, as there is no turn-though hole in the base with this pattern method. It's quicker and simpler!


Suitable fabrics: Any light to medium weight cotton, linen, corduroy, poplin, twill, canvas, denim, velvet, satin, etc. The bag on the cover image was made using Indian cotton voile.

Sew - Drawstring Bag Pattern

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