GIVE YOUR GIFT IN A HOMEMADE DRAWSTRING GIFT BAG!
These drawstring gift bags are very simple to make and so cute! And the recipient can use it as a storage bag as well. You can adjust the size to fit any gift. I loved how these turned out. It’s a fun and different way to wrap gifts, and once you make a supply of them, wrapping gifts just takes a few seconds.
Are you ready to make your own? Let’s get started! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Material needed to make a Drawstring Gift Bag
How to make Drawstring Gift Bag
Step 1. Prepare Fabric
Wash, dry, and iron your fabric. Cut out your pieces to measure 8″ x 18″. One piece is going to be the outside. One piece is going to be the lining. Fat quarters are perfect for this. Fold both pieces in half, right sides together.
Step 2. Sew edges
On your lining, sew all the way down both sides. For the outside piece, on both edges, measure and mark with a fabric pen 2″ from the top. Then again 3/4″ from that 2″ marking. This is the start to making our ribbon casing.
Here are the lines you’ll sew. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Afterwards, press your seams open and trim your corners.
Step 3. Make the bag
Turn your lining right side out and put it inside of the outer fabric. Line up your seams and clip around the top. Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance and leave a 3″ opening to turn right side out.
Step 4. Make Ribbon Casing
Turn the bag right side out and stuff the lining inside the bag.
Turn the opening edges into the bag about a 1/4″, and then press all around the top of the bag.
Topstitch all the way around the top of the bag about an 1/8″ from the top.
Now we need to sew the casing for the ribbon. Mark a line across the whole bag about 1 3/4″ down from the top. Make sure it’s just above the ribbon opening on the side. Mark another line an 1″ below that, or just below the ribbon opening. Repeat on the back side. Then sew along this line all the way around the bag.
Step 5. Insert Ribbon
Use a safety pin or a tool like my bodkin tool to feed your ribbon or yarn through the ribbon casing. Feed it through the hole on one side, all the way around the bag until it comes back out the same hole it goes in.
Then repeat with the second piece of ribbon, but going through the other hole on the other side.
Now it’s all done! I think these are so cute. I am so excited to gift this to my mom with her new Infusible Ink Pen Coasters that I just made. She is going to love them! Once you start making them, you’re not gonna want to stop!