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Note: This tutorial makes 2 drawstring bags
Step 1: Prepare fabric
Cut fat quarter in half. You should now have two pieces that measure 10 3/4" x 18 1/2". Each piece will make one bag.
Clip any loose threads that bother you.
Step 2: Make ribbon casing
Step 3: Sew side seams
*Do not clip corners.*
Step 4: Prepare ribbon
For each bag, cut one piece of ribbon. I used 1/2" wide ribbon and cut a piece 18" long for each bag, but I recommend cutting your ribbon longer--probably more like 25" long.
Step 5: Thread ribbon through casing
Step 6: Secure ribbon
However, if you'll be using these bags as gift wrap for a child's gift (like I am) I recommend keeping your ribbon ends a little more secure so they don't slip through.
Or you can make things extra secure by sewing the ribbon ends together.
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