Aug 2, 2009

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag

Patchwork cube drawstring bag
Today I write the how to of my cube drawstring bag. It's simple and easy. Please try it!

Patchwork cube drawstring bag
(1)First of all, prepare the fabrics. You need only one pattern of 4.7 inches square(12cm, without allowances).
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 1

For the outside, cut five pieces, four for the sides, one for bottom. I used green polka dot and flower print for the sides, and gingham check for the bottom.
For the inside, cut a piece of square for the bottom, and a rectangle of four squares size( 4.7 x 18.8 inches, or 12cm x 48 cm). Please mark each edge of square to put with the bottom, or the outside fabric.
(I used cotton linen fabrics for the inside.)
And also cut a piece of batting for the bottom.

(2)Sew the outside. Patchwork the side pieces.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 2
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 3
When you finish the side, open the allowances and iron it.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 4

Then put the bottom fabric and sew it with the side.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 5
I sew with back stitch a place to make it sturdy.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 6

You made the outside.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 7

(3)Sew the inside. Fold the side fabric in two, and sew the side.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 8
Open the allowance like the outside.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 9

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 10
Then put the bottom fabric and batting in piles like the picture and sew it with the side.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 11
You made the inside.

(4)Sew the inside and outside together.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 12
Prepare 4 pieces of 4.7inches (or 12 cm) long lace for the loop.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 13

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 14
Put them on the patchworked line of the outside fabric like the picture and sew it.

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 15
Put the inside fabric in the outside fabric making the right side inside.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 16
Sew it leaving the space to turn it out.

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 17
Turn it out and close the space.

How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 18
Then, sew the edge line to make it sturdy.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 19

(5)Make the code end.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 26
Prepare four pieces of cotton fabrics of 1.25 inches / 3cm square size(include the allowance). Also cute two pieces of batting as the same size.
I'm sorry these pictures are for the other bag using other fabrics. But please use the same fabric as the outside fabrics.
(two cotton and one batting for one code end)
Put two cotton pieces the right side inside, and put the batting on it.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 20
Then sew three side of it with 0.1inches / 3mm allowance. Leave one side to turn it out.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 21
Turn them out.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 22
Cut two strings as the size of the bag and put it in the loop.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 23
Then, fold the allowance of a code end to the inside and sew it 1cm / 0.5 inches from the corner.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 24
And put two ends of the code in the code end like the picture, and sew it well.
How to make a patchwork cube drawstring bag 25

Patchwork cube drawstring bag
That's all!
I'm sorry if I couldn't explain well. Please leave a comment if you have any problem or question.

Thank you very much!!!!
Patchwork cube drawstring bag

38 comments:

Lindsey said...

That is so so cute, I wish I could try it! But when I sew it looks so messy ha!

mokkakissa said...

Thank you: I will try it a once. Maybe in a little bigger version... You make nice things and so patiently and so so so small!!

BeckyS said...

These bags are beautiful. They would make perfect project bags for knitters and crocheters. I may have to make a dozen or so! :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns Mai.

Emily said...

I only found your blog recently but love it and this bag tutorial is fantastic, thank you! I love that you sew by hand - it's very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! Your directions are perfect and I just love the little bag. So sweet of you to take the time to write out the pattern.

Anonymous said...

thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best.

Anonymous said...

I keep thanking you for each of your creations ... can't thank you enough
I love bags ... all kinds.. and esp the handmade ones
Yours are pretty. Thanks for sharing details on making them step by step with photos
Mena

Cookie Cutter said...

Thank you! It was a great tutotial and the images were really helpful!

Louise said...

You make such lovely things, your blog is one of my favourites to read :) Thank you for all the tutorials, you do a great job of teaching :)

Grace said...

oh.. they are so cute! i also liked your tetra charms :-).

yesterday i made a rectangle bag to carry sewing materials inside. i didn't use drawstring, instead i put a button-on handle.
it will be up in my etsy store soon... check it out ok? www.WhimsyLoft.etsy.com
this is a new shop. :-)

Wynn said...

i really wish i have time to sew something now! pls grant my wish...=(

Sandra said...

Oh boy - this is great. Lace loops are simply adorable. As soon as I come back from vacation - will try bags! Thanks!!!!!!

jacqueline said...

Such a great tutorial! Thanks so much Mai! I hope to make one for myself! Have a lovely merry happy day! Love to you!

bimbi said...

wow, so great :) thank you so much for sharing

Lilenen said...

Hi, thanks for sharing the tutorials you have posted, especially on Sarubobo :) the instructions are clear and the steps are easy to follow. I have only found your blog recently and love reading it :)

paula_lemos said...

Thank you for sharing. It's a great tutorial, got to try it.

casserole said...

Your handsewing is always so inspiring!!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-square-bottomed-patchwork-bag/2009/08/05/
--Anne

Jessie Fincham said...

beautiful pictures and lovely explanations.. thank you for sharing :) x

Leetid said...

Love them! Got to try it out myself.

Karin said...

Don't worry about being not clear enough in your directions: you write them very well and you make it seem so easy to make these lovely items. I really love your work. Thank you for sharing!

x Karin

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Argh! Those ends are so cute, I love this bag! I'll be linking.

Carol said...

Thank you for the how-to. You explained it very well and I'm looking forward to making it.

Becky said...

Mai! Thank you again for sharing with us. I have been looking for another hand sewn project and this is perfect.

jenny b harris said...

So cute! I love the fabrics you used. This would be a great pattern for an Advent calendar!

Artystitches said...

they are so cute, thanks for sharing.

Olivedesolive said...

I have recently been interested in sewing thing, but always thought I need a sewing machine before I can start doing anything. But your blog is such a huge inspiration for me as I can see that you can do quite a lot with hand sewing. Thanks for showing us a lot of good stuffs. It must require quite a lot of efforts to post these how-tos. I love all of your products, they are so cute.

poppyart said...

you make such beautiful things. you have reawakened an admiration of sewing in minature. i can't wait to get to it!xx

Juliana Noronha said...

I love your blog and this tutorial,
thank you for sharing.
Um grande abra├žo
Juliana.

gtm said...

These are so cute! I'm going to try it =) Your creations are so beautiful! I am learning to do sashiko too. Thanks for sharing!

Yarni Gras! said...

these are tooo cute! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Victoria said...

Thanks for this tutorial =D ¡¡¡¡

Holly said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I made one over the weekend and just love how it turned out. I posted some photos over on my blog if anyone wants to check it out.

123 123 said...

Cool blog as for me. It would be great to read something more concerning that theme.
BTW look at the design I've made myself London escorts

frances said...

Really cute tutorial!!!!!!!!!

Kudzu said...

this is really really great :D i found you from a link on whipup.net...thank you for the tutorial...i might try this larger for a diaper bag :D
kudzu

Anonymous said...

Great story you place here.
It will be intresting to read anything more concerning this article.
Thank for giving that information.
With best regards Mika!
escorts in Ukraine

Harga Handphone said...

hi this is nice, thanks so much,...

Cell Phone Reviews Cell Phone Reviews

That's a 7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

Thanks for this great tutorial. I was inspired to make one:
http://ephemeralchaos.blogspot.com/2011/09/projecting.html
I'm so glad to have found your beautiful blog.