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Drawstring Bag for Flowers

Free up your hands and protect your blooms while you shop the farmers' market by turning a basic drawstring bag (like the one that came with your last pair of dress shoes) into a bouquet carrier.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Keep blossoms where they belong (peeking out of the top of the tote) by cinching the drawstring securely around the stems.

materials

  • Drawstring bag
  • Pins
  • Cotton webbing
  • Iron

steps

  1. Snip the bottom seam off the drawstring bag.

  2. Fold the edge in 1½ inches, pin, and iron to create smooth out creases.

  3. To attach the strap, pin the ends of a 30-inch-long piece of cotton webbing onto opposite sides of the bag.

  4. Machine-sew a simple straight hem around the edge; reinforce the strap by sewing a rectangle where the webbing and fabric meet.

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