Drawstring Tote

from PegAnders

Drawstring Tote Pattern


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Sewing: Drawstring Tote
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Drawstring Tote Drawstring tote
Drawstring Tote Drawstring tote
Drawstring Tote Drawstring tote

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • A beginner with some experience, comfortable with sewing machine. Very clear photo/illustrated pattern.

Pattern Description:

This pattern combines two of my favorite bag types: the tote and drawstring. Totes are handy but very open.
Drawstring bags are great but limp. So I combined them. This bag has lots of body, a soft draw closure, which creates an attractive ruffle and gathering.
The cover fabric is a cotton print. The Lining, a Home Dec fabric, gives body and shape creating a truly beautiful bag. Pattern includes two inside pockets. See photo.
This pattern has 12 pages, each step includes a photo and / or an illustration.
Once you've made one you can easily change the size, larger or smaller.
Finished Bag Approximate size:
Base 9.25" wide x 4" Height 13" Straps 23"
Cutting sizes are printed on each pattern for Rotary cutting or
cut out all pattern pieces, join patterns together where indicated.
Suggested layout on page 6.
Cover: 2/3 yard 42" wide cotton print
Lining: 1/2 yard 42" wide Home Dec or Canvas fabric
Tote base:1/4 yard Poly Fleece Batting
fusible Interfacing shirt weight: 1 1/3 yard
matching sewing thread, chalk or a fabric marking pen.
draw strings:1 1/4 yard cording or one 45" long shoelace
one safety pin (thread cording into casing) optional:
6 large hole decorative beads.
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Base 9.25" wide x 4" Height 13" Straps 23" INFO:


  • Cotton fabrics, cording, interfacing, batting, beads. See complete list in my description.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread, optional beads

About Designer

About Designer

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by PegAnders
So Cal USA
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I love to sew and I'm learning to crochet. Creating and embellishing clothing, toys and gifts is my idea of a fun time.
My sewing friends think I'm a quilter and my quilting friends know that I'm not a quilter and they haven't quite figured me out. My designs are original, usually serve a function with a dash of embellishment. I especially enjoy designing projects for the Home, family and ...

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