I found this fabric in Walmart as a ‘fat quarter’ and thought: “Hey I could make a bag for Max (the boy across the street from me) He was a big Batman fan for years, now he’s ‘Graduated’ to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (wonder if his mama will let him watch the new movie… man they sound more stupid as thugs than they do with the surfer voices.
This project can be done by sewing or the no-sew way (you just need the heat-bond to do it.)
I did the more simple drawstring with one string so you just have to knot it at one end.
– leather cord (or Faux version), or shoelace (some strong ‘string’or chord that’s durable)
-1 fat quarter (or something bigger depending on the need for the size of the bag you will make.
-Either heat-bond + an Iron
*you can also better secure it by sewing it or at least a little sewing on each corner with Needle & Thread (or machine)
- with the non-image side facing you, Fold a piece over at the top and set your pins. If you want, before that you can include the string as there have been times I didn’t at this point and couldn’t get it through to finish off. You could cut a thin piece of heat-bond and set it but be sure the bond is only at the lower part of the fold because if you haven’t already folded the fabric over the string, it may be hard to get it through later. (This if anything at all should be the one spot you do sew to be sure the string stays secured)
- sew or heat-bond the side while the image is still not showing (You can also do both, use the heat-bond to tack it down and then sew it after.
- sew the bottom shut.
- Turn right side out
- sew the chord or string into the top and don’ forget to knot it. (This is the easiest way for a drawstring bag.)
Now you have a nice gift or Party loot bag, or whatever you want it to be a bag.
I’ll have to find a piece to make another to do a How-to video for the no-sew version. Just need to get the iron and board out and no one around to be in the way.