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If you have kids in your house, this is probably a clever way for them to not make a mess when they’re playing and to make cleaning easier. You can use this when you go on picnics or to the beach. Don’t worry it’s not only for toys, but you can also put different things inside. This wonderful and easy DIY drawstring toy bag tutorial is by Sailrite Workbench on Youtube. Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.
Cut two 30-inch squares with the outer and inner fabric. Set aside the excess fabric as you’ll use it later.
Layer them on top of each other (outer fabric on top) and fold them in half twice. Place the end of a ruler into the center fold corner and measure a radius of 14 inches. Move the angle little by little to make a pattern for your quarter circle. Trace it with your flexible curve. Cut it out using scissors. Once done, set it aside.
From the leftover fabric, cut two strips that are 6″ wide and 41″ long. These will be used to open and close bags. You can sew the pieces together to make the 41″ long strips. Hem the ends of each strip by one inch.
Place the outside fabric of your bag on your workspace. Fold it inside twice making a quarter circle. Mark the center of the circle and the center points of each corner.
If you have a printed fabric put the right side up. Next, cut two pieces of 18-inch strips of webbing. Pin the webbing with handles in place an equal distance apart on either side of the circle. Place the two ends of the webbing four inches apart.
Take out the fabric strips and pin around the circle starting 2-1/2″ from the middle. Make sure to pin down the strips with hems facing up. Do the same for the other strip for the other half of the circle. There will be an opening on both ends measuring 5 inches apart.
Cut the top in half and loop each rope around the edges like this. Fold the fabric strip on top of the rope and pin it down.
Once the casting is pinned, take the second fabric and lay it on top. Pin it in place. Stitch along the edge with a half-inch seam allowance. Do not sew them completely. When you sew over the webbing, you might want to backstitch so that you can securely attach the handles.
Pull the fabric right side out through the opening. Lastly, add a topstitch. Fold the openings inward then continue the top stitch around the edge of a bag. Tie the knot on the handles. You are done!