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Dr Seuss Drawstring Toy Sack

Project by Nicola Hills


How to:

Main Bag: Cut Two 12 x 18 in Outer Fabric & Two Lining Fabric

Pocket: Cut One 8 x 6 Outer Fabric One Lining Fabric



Prepare the pocket, lay right sides together and sew all around, leaving a 2” gap in the middle bottom. Turn out & press.

Stitch along the top.



Pin the pocket to the Front section of the bag.

Sew down both sides and the bottom (you will secure the turning out gap with the bottom stitching).



Join one outer piece & one Lining piece along the top sections. Press the seams. Repeat for other side.



Lay the two joined sections R/S together and match up seams, pin to secure.


Mark half an inch from the centre, then another half inch down, either side of the middle seam. This will be the drawstring channel.



You will sew all around EXCEPT over the drawstring channel, a 2” gap along one of the lining sides & 2” away from all 4 bottom corners.



Once sewn, turn right side out, press with the iron to smooth down. Mark the channels using the measurements we used earlier on the inside and top stitch.


To create the drawstring cut a 2’’ strip (enough to go round the channel starting one end and finishing back at the same place with surplus to go down to the bottom of the sack).


Fold in half right sides together, sew down one long edge, turn out and iron flat. With a bodkin thread the drawstring through the channel all the way round and back to where you started.



To attach the drawstrings put your hand inside the sack to the bottom corner of the outer and grasp the two pieces. Pin to secure, carefully pull the section out so you can stitch the ties in and the rest of the gap.


Remember to stitch the lining together too, then repeat for the other side.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you make one please share it was us.



To see more from Nicola, follow her on Instagram @bobbincottagebodkin and check out her blog!


Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Co 2023.

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