Drawstring Treat Bags

Sew a festive drawstring bag perfect for storing and gifting treats.

About the Activity

This simple and fun craft activity is great for intermediate sewers! Family and friends will love getting a special treat in these festive drawstring bags.


Grades: 5-8
Topic: Crafting
Estimated Time: 45 minutes


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drawstring treat bag craft

A few basic craft supplies will get you started.

  • 1/4 yd. fabric for each bag
  • 52" of 1/4" wide ribbon for each bag
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Yarn needle
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Activity Steps
Follow these simple steps to make your drawstring bag.

  1. Cut 18" x 7" rectangle out of fabric. Fold in half short, right-sides together.
  2. Sew long ends, stopping 1 1/2" from unfolded edge. Press side seams open.
  3. Fold over top edge 1/2" and 1/2" again, then edge stitch to finish raw edge and create casing.
  4. Cut 2, 26" lengths of ribbon. Thread each length of ribbon through casing. Knot each ends of ribbon together. Pull ribbons to cinch bag opening. See diagram for ribbon threading.
scissors, thread and needle

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