Sew it, Tie it: 15 Easy Drawstring Bags to Make

Drawstring bags are an easy and fun sewing project for sewers of all levels. A drawstring closure is simple to make and does not require any additional concepts such as zippers, snaps or buttons. Browse these 15 free drawstring bag patterns and choose one to make today!

Easy Peasy Drawstring Backpack

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The easy-to-use drawstring backpack design is perfect for boys, girls, teens and young adults. It's been an online favorite for years!

Cotton Fabric Drawstring Gift Bags

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Sew small drawstring bags with ribbon ties in two different sizes. The pattern includes a larger bag measuring approximately 9 1/2” high and 9” wide and a smaller bag measuring approximately 5″ x 4″. These cute bags are perfect for holding gifts and treasures.

Practical Dandy pouch model

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The Handy Dandy Pouch is a narrow drawstring bag the perfect size for reading glasses, sunglasses, pencils, markers or treats. The contrasting fabrics make them look like they came from an exclusive boutique.

Drawstring ditty bag

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The Ditty drawstring bag is a little larger and has a flat bottom. You can sew it with contrasting fabrics or with just one fabric. Ties can be ribbon, fabric or leather strings. So many uses, from gifting to organizing. How will you use them?

Rabbit Treat Bags

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Darling Bunny treat bags are easy to sew for Valentine's Day, Easter, spring holidays or for anyone who loves animals.

Drawstring Wine Bottle Bag

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Here is a drawstring wine bottle bag that will be useful for giving as a gift. There is also an optional gnome cover you can create for the top. It's perfect for sharing holiday cheer and for decorating the holidays too.

Easy Gift Bags with Burlap and Yarn

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Burlap gift bags are another variation of a small bag for gifts or treats. A rustic natural burlap set would be a lovely addition to a farmhouse style gathering. How about a red embroidered heart for Valentine's Day?

Retro Drawstring Bags

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I love these cute retro drawstring bags from Spoonful of sugar drawings. Details make all the difference in Lisa and Sarah's free tutorial.

Patchwork Drawstring Bag Pattern

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Melissa at Polka Dot Chair shares a lovely patchwork drawstring bag pattern using pre-cut squares. Finished size is approximately 13″ x 18″.

Easy drawstring backpack with a zippered pocket

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A drawstring backpack with a zippered pocket is best for keeping contents separate. This drawstring backpack is a great choice.

Drawstring laundry bag

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Drawstring laundry bags are a basic necessity for travelers, students and children's rooms. Here is an easy Tutorial which uses fat quarters.

Fish Drawstring Laundry Bag

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Fish-shaped drawstring bags are a clever way to make laundry fun! Use mesh fabric for the bottom and it will make a sand-free beach bag. This tutorial comes with a free printable template.

Fish Drawstring Backpack

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You can also sew an easy DIY fish drawstring backpack. It's a huge hit with both boys and girls. Who will you send out with this one?

Japanese style drawstring bag with handle

This Japanese style tote is another fabulous drawstring bag. Patchwork and pockets make each side stylish and functional. It might look even cuter without a belt than when cinched. You decide.

Mod Satchel Faux Leather Bag

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The drawstring bag takes on a glamorous look when made with faux leather on the exterior, cotton fabric on the interior and a shoulder strap. The Mod Satchel model makes a superb handbag!

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