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I rise early in the morning and go down late in the evening. My desire between waking and sleeping is to make things pretty or make pretty things! I have been in secondary education for twenty ...

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Sling Drawstring Back Pack

from That's Artrageous
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Sewing Skills
  • Insert a Grommet (Instructions with Pictures)
  • Insert a Drawstring (Instructions with Pictures)

Pattern Description:

I head up a local organization that produces bags to be sent to women and orphans in Eastern European countries.
They are given with with Bibles and study materials. This is one of the patterns developed for this charity.

It is a simple construction, very basic and quick to assembly.
I can work all day, come home in the afternoon sew up a few Drawstring Back Packs and even have supper prepared before going to bed.

Decorate it to make it special or let the children decorate their own. If you are looking to make several to be decorated consider cotton canvas drop clothes purchased where house paints are sold. Canvas edges will fray so be sure to finish the edges.

If you are interested in decorating the bag be sure to read the blog post. ( See link on this page.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" x 16"


  • 1/2 yard Medium Weight Cotton
  • 4 yards clothesline rope 1/4 " to 3/8"
  • 2 1/4 inch grommets and assembly tools (found in sewing notions)

You Will Also Need:

  • Hammer
  • Optional Wire coat hanger

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