Drawstring Bag

My little man received a fun block set for Christmas but, it came in a box. A dumb box that you can't flap shut and doesn't store well… plus, it's ugly and doesn't match his nursery so I knew I needed something else ;)

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My solution? 

A drawstring bag!

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I ♥ that I can simply suffocate those pesky blocks pull the cord tight and not worry about the too easy access while still having easy access to them. Ha! Does that even make sense? ;)
 
 
Here's what you'll need to get started:
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Fabric* . Cord . Scrap felt . Sewing machine . Iron
*Measurements: 42L x 14W
 
 
Instructions:
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1. Fold fabric in half length-wise to see what your bag will look like, (this was necessary for me!) 
2. Turn each side under 1/4" and iron flat.
3. With right sides together, stitch sides together using a 1/2" seam, stopping 2" from the top.
4. Simply fold the remaining 2" fabric in half length-wise to form a tube for the cord to pull through and stitch.  
 
PS: I'm sure there's proper sewing terminology for my instructions but you won't find them on this here
blog ;)
 
From there you simply snake your cord through and you're done. Or are you? Mine looked kind of blah with nothing on it so I quickly added my son's initials then called it good.
                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
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To make the initials I typed in the font I wanted, printed it off, cut out the letters in felt and fabric glued them on. I'm kickin' it old school since I don't own a Silhouette :(  
 
But didn't the bag turn out kinda cute? Much better than the box anyway!
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                        A {BIG} shout out to Skip To My Lou for the tutorial instructions that I modified a smidge. Thank you Cindy! :)
 
                                                                                                                                                            
Post by Kelli and Kristi  : www.lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com
  • http://www.lollyjane.com Lolly Jane

    thanks for letting us guest blog here! loving your blog!
    XOXO, kelli & kristi