How do you make a drawstring mesh laundry bag?

What kind of string do you use for a drawstring bag?

You’ll need about 20 to 30 strands of polyester thread for a fine yet strong ¼” wide drawstring cord, great for a small or medium drawstring bag. You can use more or fewer strands of thread depending on the thickness you need.

What materials do you need to make a drawstring bag?


  1. 1 yard of cotton fabric.
  2. 2 1/2 yards of 1/2″ piping.
  3. Thread.
  4. Pinking shears.
  5. Fabric pen.
  6. Yard stick.
  7. Safety pin.
  8. Ball point pins.

How do you make a drawstring out of fabric?

Making Your Drawstring

  1. Decide on the width and length of your future drawstring. Here we will be making a 1/2″-wide drawstring. …
  2. Fold raw edges in 3/8” (1 cm) on each end (short sides) to the wrong side. Then fold in half length-wise and press.
  3. Fold raw edges in towards centerfold. …
  4. Edgestitch along open edges to finish.

How do you make small mesh bags?

How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

  1. Place the mesh fabric on a flat surface. …
  2. Fold the bag in half lengthwise with right sides together.
  3. Mark a 1″ opening that is 1″ from the top edge of the bag. …
  4. Create a casing by folding the cotton top of the bag down 1/4″ and then another 2″. …
  5. Cut a 26″ piece of cording or twill tape.
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