Quick and Easy DIY Drawstring Pouch Tutorial

Romela Occaso
by Romela Occaso
7 Materials
30 Minutes

Hey guys! Today, I’m going to show you how to make a DIY drawstring pouch with a lining.

This is such an easy project and you will get so much use out of the finished product. Let’s get started!

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Tools and materials:

  • Fabric for bag
  • Fabric for lining
  • Fabric for the drawstring
  • Rope
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine/needle and thread
Creating pattern

1. Create your pattern and cut your fabric

To create your pattern, take a piece of paper and cut out a circle that is 8 inches in diameter. Then fold one edge 1 ½ inches down.

Pattern pieces

Use the folded pattern to cut 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of lining.

Ironing fabric

Cut 2 small rectangles of fabric that are 2 by 5 inches. 

Pattern pieces

Fold both 2-inch edges in 1/8 inch and iron them down. Fold the rectangle lengthwise and iron it. Cut a small notch at the center.

Sewing pattern pieces

2. Start sewing

Sew the folded edges of the folded rectangles. Then take your fabric partial-circle and place it facing up.

Put one of the rectangle strips centered at the top edge, then place the lining on top with the right side facing in. 

Sewing pattern pieces

Sew the 3 fabrics together along the top edge. Do this for the other pieces of the bag too.

Sewing pattern pieces

Open both sides and place them on top of one another with the right sides facing in.

Make 2 small marks at the top of the lining about 2 inches apart.

Then sew everything together, leaving an opening in between those 2 marks.

Shearing edges

Take shearing scissors and shear the around the perimeter of the bag. 

Turning fabric right side out

Use that opening to turn the fabric right side out. Iron everything down and then sew the small opening closed. 

Pushing lining into bag

Push the lining into the bag.

Creating drawstring

3. Create a drawstring

Cut 2 pieces of rope that are each 16 inches long.

Attach a safety pin to help you thread one rope through one opening of the folded rectangle and then through the opening of the rectangle on the opposite side.

Tie the ends together. Do the same with the 2nd rope, going in the opposite direction.

Creating drawstring

Creating drawstring
Creating drawstring

DIY drawstring pouch

DIY drawstring pouch

You’ve just made an adorable and useful drawstring pouch! It’s the perfect size for all of your essentials. Throw in your wallet, keys, and phone, and you’re all set to go out.

I love how simple this is to make, and the finished product is so convenient.

What do you guys think? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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Suggested materials:
  • Fabric for bag
  • Fabric for lining
  • Fabric for the drawstring
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