How to Make a Drawstring Dog Print Bag

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You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.
Iron the freezer paper stencil to the right side of one of the pieces of cotton that you cut.
This is what your stencil should look like when its all done.
You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

Photo: Kayte Terry
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2. To make a hem on the sides, press 1/2 inch of fabric in to the wrong side of the fabric and pin. Sew the sides with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.


Here's what your pinned channel should look like before you sew it.

3. To make the channels for the drawstring, at one unsewn end, fold over the fabric 1/4 inch and then another 1 inch to the wrong side. Press and pin. Sew across the channel with a 3/4-inch seam allowance (that's 3/4 inch down from the top). Repeat for the other unsewn end.


Here's what your pinned sides should look like before they're sewn.

4. Fold the two pieces in half right sides together, making sure the channels at the top match, and pin the sides together. Sew down the sides with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, starting 1/2 inch below the channel seam. Trim the seams.

5. Turn the bag right side out, pushing out the corners.


Push the safety pin into the channel and use it to guide your ribbon through.

6. Stick a safety pin through one end of the ribbon or cord, and use the safety pin to guide the ribbon or cord through both channels. When you get all the way around through both channels, pass the safety pin and ribbon through both channels again. Take the safety pin off the ribbon end and tie it to the other ribbon end. Hide the knot in the channel of the bag.

7. To pull the drawstring, pull on one of the ribbon's loops on either side of the bag.

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Comments (3)

roselynbette writes: That's hilarious! But I agree with @smartstyle!
Posted: 3:54 pm on May 14th
kaytet writes: hey smartstyle!
not too long, i did it in an afternoon (but i also had to design the pattern, so that's a big extra step!). but if you want to cut some steps you can either do the stencil on a pre-made bag or use printed material for the bag and skip the stencil part.
also, keep in mind that the freezer-paper stencils work on anything and it's a really easy way to print on clothing, home decor, accessories, etc, so you can take the stenciling technique and use it for something else!

Posted: 6:06 pm on February 27th
smartstyle writes: That's looks so cool but, it looks like it takes a long time

Posted: 4:42 pm on February 27th
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