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😜😷😯 Sewing is a fun, easy and useful hobby. One of the easiest things to sew is a pretty drawstring bag or pouch.

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  1. 1
    Decide what size and pattern you want your bag to be. For a large drawstring bag, you'll need a piece of fabric 50 cm by 25 cm; if you'd prefer a medium size bag, cut the fabric to 40 cm by 20 cm, and if you've set your mind on a small bag then buy a 10 cm by 17 cm piece. Choose a color you like.
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    Put the fabric flat on the table in front of you, wrong way up, with one of the long sides closest to you.
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    Make two 1/2 inch folds on each side except the top. Iron flat then pin down for easy sewing.
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    Sew the folded sides and remove the pins.
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    Make two 1 inch folds on the top. Iron flat then pin down.
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    Sew the bottom edge of the fold to create a hole for the string or ribbon and remove the pins.
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    Fold the fabric in half with the patterned sides together and pin.
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    Sew the bottom and side closed, leaving the top and the top fold (a bit of the side) open. Take out the pins.
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    Turn the bag inside out.
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    Thread a ribbon or string through the hole of the bag around the top. You can use a safety pin to make the threading easier. Make sure the ribbon or string is long enough to tie.
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    Remove the safety pin and tie the two ends of ribbon together.
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    You're done!
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  • Question
    What type of fabric do I need to use?
    Community Answer
    It suggests cotton fabric in the materials section at the end of the article. You can find this at any fabric store.
  • Question
    Is it possible to make a modified version of this to hold a 2DS XL?
    Community Answer
    Yes. Just measure it and make it slightly larger (for seam allowance, but also to make it easier to take out). The instructions are the same for any length.
  • Question
    Is it 40 cm wide or long?
    Community Answer
    Long, I believe, but you can change the measurements to suit your needs. It could be both, it depends on whether you want a wider opening or larger bag interior.
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      Things You'll Need

      • Cotton fabric
      • Sewing thread
      • Needles and pins
      • Ribbon

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