How to sew a polka-dot drawstring bag (pattern is not necessary)

Today’s handcrafted goods is “DIY drawstring bag (polka-dot)".

drawstring pouch (polka-dot)


Fabrics, 52cm by 42cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included)


Sew the edge of fabrics with zig zag stitch. (for anti-fray)

zig zag stitch

Cords, 1m are 2 pieces.


Make drawstring pouch

1. Fold and press the top edge. (1cm、2.5cm)

fold and press

When making creases, it is recommended to use an sewing ruler for iron. The folds are neat and the finish is nicely.

2. Unfold the crease (2.5cm).

unfold the crease

3. Lay the fabrics with right side. Then sew the side and bottom. (Don’t sew 7cm from the top edge.)

sew the side and bottom

4. Press seam allowances open, and sew the side seams with U-shaped.

sew the side seams with U-shaped

5. Fold and press the fabric (2.5cm). Then stitch.

fold and press

6. Make gusset. (Fold the 6cm gusset from the bottom. Then sew the side seams.)

make gusset

7. Turn inside out.

turn inside out

8. Thread the cord through, and tie the cord ends. It’s done.

thread the cord through
tie the cord ends
polka-dot drawstring pouch

Following is the video for how-to.

How to sew a polka-dot drawstring bag (pattern is not necessary) – YouTube