Mickey Mouse Drawstring Bags
Materials – makes 4 small bags • Fat quarter bundle of the mickey mouse collection in Mint • Fat eighth of white cotton fabric • 120” cream twine • Fat eighth of interfacing
Haberdashery items • 1” hexagon template • Basic sewing supplies • Cutting mat, rotary cutter/scissors • iron
Making the bags: There are four different fabrics in this fat quarter bundle, so I made a bag from each design.
Let’s begin by cutting all the fabrics first • 2x pieces for each lining 10.5” x 6.5” • 2x pieces for each casing 7” x 1¼” • 2x pieces for each base 2.5” x 6.5” • 2 x pieces for each outer 8.5” x 6.5” Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew with right sides together the outer and base fabrics
Create the casing, by folding over ¼” of the raw edges along each long side of the two casing 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, 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 of the bag.
Cut the twine into 8 even length (approximately 15”), thread one piece through one casing then through the other, repeat this with a second piece of twine, but start at the opposite end, tie knots on the end and trim away any excess, pull the cords to close the bag.
For an extra touch, take your 1” hexagon template, and fussy cut some cute pieces from these adorable fabrics. Fuse each piece to a piece of interfacing. You will need 4 fabric hexagons for each bag. I coordinated the lining fabric with the hexagons on each bag.
With right sides facing outwards, take two pieces of fabric and sew a row of stitches around the hexagon, as you get to the last side of the hexagon, add in the ends of the twine from the bag, and sew up the gap, catching the twine inside, repeat this process for the other side of the twine, and for further bags.
Aren’t they cute?
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This ‘Mickey Mouse’ Drawstring bag tutorial has been created by me - creativeblonde for The Craft Cotton Company 2018.