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Drawstring Pouches


Even a beginner can easily master sewing this drawstring bag from "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts." It requires just a few straight seams, and introduces the method of sewing a channel at the top (in this case, for a pair of ties used to cinch the bag closed).

The pouches themselves are extremely versatile, and can be sewn in a wide range of sizes to hold everything from laundry to jewelry. On "The Martha Stewart Show," Martha made a small shoe bag using 13-by-31-inch fabric for a finished size of 11 by 14 inches.

Get the Drawstring Pouches How-To

Fabric is available from Purl Patchwork.

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2010

Reviews (1)

  • bucatino 15 Apr, 2010

    I've made a couple of these for my daughters gym shoes. It was easy and came out well.