DIY drawstring bag, easy beginners sewing project

DIY Drawstring Bag


If you are new to sewing and want an easy project to try then this week’s Youtube video is for you. The great thing about this DIY is that you can use up your scrap fabric. You can customise this DIY to suit you and you can adjust the length and width of your fabric to create pouches of different sizes. Catch the full video here and do let me know if you have a shot at making these. They are perfect to use for your make up or even for using to bring your lunch to work. Have fun getting creative and making these pouches.


I used some scrap floral fabric from the stash to make my bags. I also used a faux leather strip of fabric that I had to make the drawstring part of my pouch. Make sure to make a large enough tunnel for pulling your string of choice through the tunnel. You will see how I made this in the video above. Don’t worry if you do not have any fancy string to use as your drawstring as some wool or jute string would work perfectly. Also, if you are new to sewing and don’t have a lot of fabric then why not use an old piece of clothing for this DIY, this is a great way to transform something old into something new and you can recycle your old clothing item.

DIY drawstring bag, floral fabric

DIY drawstring bag, floral fabric

DIY drawstring bag, floral fabric

If you want to try more sewing projects then why not try my easy envelope cushion project. You can catch it here. If you are feeling brave then you could check out my dressmaking posts too. Let me know if you have a go at making these pouches and tag me in your makes over on Instagram. Have fun sewing!

Chat soon,





  1. Marcy
    March 7, 2020 / 3:25 pm

    Love your stuff

  2. daintydressdiaries
    February 1, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Aw that is fab to hear you came across it on the craft gawker site. I am always uploading there so it’s great to see it got shared. Thanks for the support on my channel. x

  3. February 1, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    This tutorial popped up on my Facebook page from Craftgawker. I am so excited it’s YOUR project, because I watch you on youtube all the time!! Definitely going to give this a try. I just redid my craft room so having something quick and cute like this is perfect. Thank you Catherine!

  4. daintydressdiaries
    January 24, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks so much for reading! So glad you liked the tutorial x

  5. January 24, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    love your fabric choice and the tutorial! will be following you in the future:)

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