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Last time, I showed you how to make these diy drawstring gift bags and these (beautiful!) drawstring treasure hunt bags. Drawstring ends are tied into knots. Instead of simply making a knot in the drawstring and call it a day, you can beautify the drawstring ends too!
Make little diy drawstring pulls out of fabric. I used my hexies I had made months ago, and these were just perfect!
Here is how to baste the hexies, my latest tutorial. You can use hexies instead of knots on your drawstrings and make the gift bags even prettier!
More Drawstring Bag Tutorials
- here’s my diy gift drawstring bag tutorial.
- make this beautiful drawstring pouch (tutorial here).
- If you are looking for how to install drawstrings – detailed how-to is here.
How To Add Drawstring Ends – Drawstring Pull
NOTE: If you’re looking for the entire tutorial to make these diy bags from scratch, here’s my diy gift bag tutorial:
|Gift Bag Tutorial HERE.|
- This is where this tutorial starts: when you’ve already sewn your drawstring bag (this one or this one) plus already inserted the drawstrings (see how-to here). Now’s your chance to add a finishing touch everybody will love: cover those drawstring ends. What you need is four hexies (each 2″ or 5 cm size across diameter), a needle, matching thread. Here, I used these hexies:
- You’ll need two hexies on each side of the drawstring bag. Let’s start with the first set: take the two folded hexies and remove the paper template if you used one for folding. If you aren’t familiar with paper piecing, just use a 2″ hexagon ruler/template and trace it four times, using a disappearing ink fabric marker on a small piece of fabric – then turn the edges under and press.
- Position the two hexies at the drawstring ends: Place one hexie right side down, and align the two drawstring ends on it, reaching approximately 3/8″ or 1 cm into the hexie. Then cover it with the second hexie – this one should be right side up. Either pin or use wonder tape to secure in place.
- Edgestitch around, making sure to forth- and backstitch several times in the spot where the drawstring ends are placed:
- Bury the thread ends between fabric layers:
Here’s a popular how-to that can help you with neat seam finishing:
- Repeat on the other side and your diy drawstring pulls are done:
Make sure to save this tutorial for later, so you can find it when you need it:
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