This is my quick & dirty, no measuring required, simple method of creating a little drawstring bag. If you’re like me and far too impatient for preciseness, this is the way to go :)
To start, I used a piece of linen that was cut 8 x 18. I folded it in half and centered the design on the top half of the fabric… this picture shows the placement of my finished stitching. I then laid it on top of a piece of muslin and loosely cut to size.
I made those edges super sharp with the iron, eliminating the need for pins, which I personally find very tedious to use in sewing projects. I’m too impatient to pause to remove them… I just want to zip along with my machine!
For my next trick, I ran a line of sewing a little bit away from the top edge on both sides… I didn’t measure, just used the guideline on the base plate of my machine that I thought looked the best distance from the top.
After braiding my DMC to make a drawstring, I stretched out a paper clip and tied the thread to one end so I could pretty easily get that thread through the little track I had made earlier. I did that to both sides, knotted the ends, and viola!
It is finished.
For the record, the design I used for this tutorial was “Scatter Sampler Ditty Bag” by The Primitive Jewel (hey, that’s me!) which you can find at your favorite needlework shop.