I just bought a lovely mound of unbleached muslin, so I’ve been playing with it like crazy lately. I whipped up this cute little drawstring pouch in about ten minutes! I just needed a long rectangle of muslin, some cotton twine, and about half a yard of bias tape (I used my Mustard Faux Patchwork bias tape).
I love drawstring bags, but I really dislike making the drawstring pockets because somehow I can never get them right. They’re fussy. This project is great because it involved zero fussing and the drawstring pocket adds a fancy flair!
1. Fold down one end of the rectangle 1/4″. Press with an iron, stitch, and repeat for the other end.
2. Cut 2 strips of bias tape to the width of your rectangle. Iron open to make single fold. Pin about 1/2″ from the edge of the rectangle, but fold raw edges in about 1/2″. Stitch on both sides to form a drawstring pocket. Repeat on the other side.
3. Fold rectangle right sides together and stitch about 1/4″ from the edges. Insert drawstring into pockets and voila!