Fluffy Drawstring Bag in Double Gauze Fabric

size:22.5cm (l – excludes opening fabric) 20cm (w – at the opening) 3cm (d)

For its convenience, you can never have enough drawstring bags. Once you learn the process and sewing tips, this fluffy bag in double gauze fabric can be enjoyed in a variety of ways with different color combinations and sizes.

Design & Work:Satomi Takei(tournesol*)


Fabric shown for this sample:
 PAINT by ellen baker JG42020-21A(White)、JG42020-21B(Dark blue)


Materials(one piece):
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Lining fabric): 50cm×50cm
(Bottom fabric (Lace material)): 30cm×20cm
(Opening fabric): 20cm×10cm
□ Tape: 1.5m (1cm width)

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We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Making use of the double gauze’s tender feel and calm design, I created a drawstring bag for everyday use.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
A thin lace fabric is selected so that the gauze fabric can peek through the lace. By applying a different fabric for the opening, it works to make the bag look more cohesive.

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KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
When making small items in double gauze fabric, it is best to use clips instead of dress pins, as the clips help keep the fabric aligned.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
The drawstring bag always comes in handy if you keep one in your purse. Easy and quick to make, you can make matching bags for the whole family. Every time you touch the bag, you will find it comforting with the double gauze’s soft and tender texture.

KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions

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Prepare the materials.

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Place the lace fabric in the center of the outer fabric. Secure it with the clips. Sew together the pieces by applying stitches at 5mm from the edge (shown with red dotted line).

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Attach the cotton tape over the edge of the lace fabric.

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Apply stitches on both top and bottom ends of the cotton tape to secure.

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Fold top and bottom end of the opening fabric for 5mm each. Run stitches at the edge and fold in half.

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Place the opening fabric over the outer fabric, aligning the center. Sew together.

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With the front sides facing each other, sew together both ends of the outer and lining fabric respectively. Leave an opening for turning for 7cm on the lining fabric.

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Make the gusset (3cm) on both outer and lining bags. Turn over only the outer bag and place it inside the lining bag.

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Align the outer and lining bags. Apply stitching all the way around the top opening at 1cm from the edge.

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Turn the bag inside out using the opening for turning. Close the opening using blind stitches. Apply stitches from the front side around the opening to finish.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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