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If you want to make yourself a drawstring closure bag and keep all of your items safe then here is the perfect solution, it’s the Octagana Drawstring Cosmetics Bag pattern. It’s designed with a wide-open mouth and you have the option of adding an inside zippered pocket to keep even your smallest items safe such as jewelry and keepsakes.
There are four flexible hollow bindings at the top side walls to hold the drawstring cording, and then with a pull at each side, the bag closes up tight.
You can sew one of these unique bags in less than an hour and if you buy the right fabric you can make them both reversible and machine washable. They can be made to hold all kinds of things like jewelry, makeup, toys, craft supplies, etc and the pattern comes in three sizes which gives you lots of flexibility.
The three sizes included with this pattern purchase are as follows:
- Small: 9″ wide by 9″ high by 3″ deep (can be made with just 2 fat quarters)
- Medium: 12″ wide by 12″ high by 4″ deep (can be made with 3 fat quarters)
- Large: 16″ wide by 16″ high by 4″ deep.
These bags can be made with your scraps of fabric. For a variety of paracord colors click here. If you want the perfect toggle cord locks then click here.
What you will need to make the Octagana Drawstring Cosmetics Bag
- Fabric – 2/3 yd for small size, 1 yd for medium size, 1 1/4 yd for large size
- Fusible interfacing
- One small nylon zipper for optional pocket
- Two toggle cord locks
- Basic sewing supplieSewing machine.
If you decide this pattern is perfect for you and want to add it to your collection, you will be able to download full-size pattern pieces for all three sizes. You’ll also get 10 pages of clearly written step-by-step instructions, together with color images of the actual bag in progress for simplicity.
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