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Here are some of the fabric drawstring bags that I have made/sewn. The size is about 7 inches by 10 inches. They are great for goodie bags for a kid's birthday party. They don't break before the party is over (like some of the plastic bags I have seen) and the children can use the bags after the party to store or carry things around at home. Adults have used them to store shoes in or clothing items that they don't want snagged during traveling. I can write directions if people are interested. You start with a 11 inch by 15 inch piece of fabric. I use 1/4 inch double sided ribbon for the drawstring.

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Comment by Betty Creel on April 11, 2009 at 10:43pm
those are do you make them?
Comment by Mikki on January 5, 2009 at 6:05pm
Greetings and Aloha,
I love sending gifts to the mainland using left over hawaii fabric to create drawstring bags. They are always a big hit and seem to add an extra touch of aloha. For our military overseas we take pictures of their families,using transfer paper iron on to the fabric,make the bags, personalize with goodies, and send them out to the service men and women, who are missing their friends and families. Great Video, me ke aloha pumehana
Comment by Veronica Smith on December 2, 2008 at 8:33pm
I love this bag. We make thousands of them for our military overseas. We call them Bags of Love and send them for Valentines Day.
The organization we volunteer to sew for is Operation Stars & Stripes. We just sent 2000 hand made 16" stockings for Christmas with 1000 more to follow.
Comment by Susan on November 30, 2008 at 1:48pm
Make a Drawstring Bag
Humble drawstring bags are quick and easy to make and have endless practical and decorative potential. Make them in coordinating fabrics, or use up remnants, and utilize them to store all sorts of homeless household items.
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Comment by Susan on November 30, 2008 at 1:47pm
Comment by Marg on November 30, 2008 at 11:56am
These are great. You can also make similar bags in large or small sizes from Christmas fabric using bright ribbons for the drawstring to hold Christmas gifts. They make a double gift for the recipient because the bag can be used over and over again. Good for the environment too. Marg

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