I was needing a little gift bag to hold some note cards for a sweet friend who has been spending way too much time at the hospital and I thought a fabric drawstring pouch would be perfect.

I used a piece of fabric 6 1/2 inches by 21 inches, but it can be made any size!

Turn each end under  1/4 inch and stitch along the edge.

With right sides together stitch sides together using a 1/2 inch seam, stopping two inches from the top.

Pink  edges and press side seams open.  At the top where the side seam is open, stitch around  the opening on each side.

Fold top edge down 1 inch and stitch all the way around close to the bottom edge.

Cut two pieces of ribbon or cording about 22″ long each. Feed one piece through casing and back out the other casing coming out on the same side of the bag.

Repeat with second cord on opposite side.

Tie the string ends on each side together. (You can hind the knots in the casing part if you work at it)

Fill the bag with some goodies and you have a nice little treat!

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  1. Thank you! Your direction’s were so simple! Will make it so easy for me to make some bags for Christmas presents. I was trying to figure out how to do the tops for the ribbons to go through. Thank you again!

  2. Thank you! I have scoured the internet for forever looking for something to tell me *how* the drawstrings would work and not just pull through. When you showed me that the cord casing had to be done separately on each side by not sewing all the way to the top of the pouch, I got it! I will definitely be following you!! *You* are the gift!

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