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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!
You can use them 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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