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Dog Treats Drawstring Bag

The perfect bag for your dog’s treats.

My dog gets a treat every night before she goes to bed, and I’m always hunting in the bottom of the box to get one, so I’ve written this tutorial to show you how to make a small drawstring bag perfect for those treats, and you can now recycle those unsightly boxes 😉

What you will need:

Start by cutting all your fabric pieces:

  • 2x pieces of the yellow fabric (lining) 10.5” x 6.5”

  • 2x pieces of the Charcoal with dog’s fabric (casing) 7” x 1¼”

  • 2x pieces of the Charcoal with dog’s fabric (base) 2.5” x 6.5”

  • 2 x pieces of the cream with dog’s fabric (outer) 8.5” x 6.5”

Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew with right sides together the cream and charcoal fabrics (making sure fabric is sitting correct way round)

Create the casing, by folding over ¼” of the raw edges along each long side of the two charcoal strips and press, then fold and press ¼” of each end over and glue to hold in place.

Sew your casing in place, by pinning 1¼” from the top of the outer pieces of fabric, then carefully sew 1/8” from the edge, do not sew the ends.

Take your two outer pieces of fabric and with right sides together sew using ¼” seam allowance, along one side, across the bottom and back up the other side. Repeat this process with the two lining pieces, but leave a 2” gap along the bottom.

To make the base, pull the bottom corners out, press and measure 2” from the corner and sew across. Cut the excess fabric off leaving ¼” seam.

Place the lining inside the outer fabric with right sides together, and pin across the top, matching up the seams.

Pull the bag through the gap of the lining, and sew the hole up, press the bag.

Top stitch along the top

Cut your cord in two, thread it through one casing then through the other, repeat this with the second piece of cord, but start at the opposite end, tie knots on the end and trim away any excess, pull the cords to close the bag.

Your bag is ready for the treats…

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Co 2017

Follow Michelle Roberts on Instagram @creativeblonde66 for the full collection of tutorials made from the Craft Cotton Paw Pals fat quarter bundle.

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