The Cutest Little Drawstring Snack Bag
My oldest daughter is graduating this year and headed off to college, which made me reminisce about her going off to kindergarden 12 years ago!! I’d make her little name tags, I’d leave her little notes in her lunch, and I’d wave as she headed off on the bus. Today, I’m buying college supplies like coffee makers, bath towels, and $200 books! But, I wanted to go back in time and make something nostalgic! Something so cute, simple and sweet that makes a little impact on our little ones lives. I found this pattern for the cutest little drawstring snack bags! I LOVE them….I now have to find some material with The University of Maryland on it and hide one in my daughter’s luggage!! Have fun!
½ yard any fun cotton fabric you like (Machine Washable)
2 yards of 3/8 inch gross grain ribbon
Thread (coordinated or white)
- Cut fabric into 2 pieces, 10 inches height, 10 inches width. Sew the 2 pieces together using ¼-inch allowance, right sides facing. Only sew the Right, Left and Bottom sides. Start and end 2 inches from top.
- Trim edges of seams with pinking shears so the fabric with not fray inside of the bag.
- Top: Fold down and iron a 1/4 inch from top of bag.
- Fold down again to meet the top of the side seam (see pics) on both sides and iron flat. This will be your opening for the ribbon to go through.
- Sew the top with a straight stitch across both sides of top of bag. Make sure to do each side of bag separate! This makes the drawstring openings on both sides of bag.
- Make boxed corners on bottom of bag. Pull the corner so that the pinking snipped part is on top. Line up the seams and iron into a triangle shape. Measure 1 inch down and draw line.
- Sew along line and cut the top part near seam line. Repeat this step for other bottom side. Now turn the bag right side out.
- Next, thread the ribbon through the openings. I used about 1 yard for each ribbon. Attach a large safety pin to one end of ribbon. Thread it through the front opening, across, then back through the back openings.
- Repeat this step, starting on the opposite side. Leave as much ribbon on sides as you wish. I left between 4-12 inches. Tie the ribbon sides together on each side. You can use a lighter to lightly seal the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
As you can see, I made 3! Takes about 10-15 mins to make each one. These would also be great for overnights for toiletries, or hair supplies, or maybe even a bathing suit when going to the beach! And even great for boys!!