Dates and Times

Day – Monday

Date – 1st November

Time – 7-9pm

Make a Drawstring Bag

Who fancies being eco friendly this Christmas and making their own reusable gift bags

LEVEL – Easy peasy – The only challenge is choosing the fabric!

FABRIC  – We have a fun collection of Christmas themed fabrics in our kit however you could also choose from our range of cotton poplins 

Skill Level

Confident Beginners



What skills will I learn?

  • Although a simple garment, we will recap on the following techniques :
    • Lining a bag
    • Creating a drawstring casing
    • Designing a size to fit your object

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • The price of the sew along includes full instruction of how to make your bag. Unlike pre recorded classes you can ask questions as you go along and you have links to a Sew-Along support group in between sessions. 
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Ongoing membership of our community group – The Sewial Society WhatsApp group

How will it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email link once you have signed up that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • Add your workshop and kit plus any additional fabrics and haberdashery to your basket and checkout. Click on this link Drawstring Bag Kit  to get the kit

  • Your Drawstring bag Making Kit includes the following:
  • Fabric
    • Choose from the variations in the drop down box. Your kit will contain 1m of fabric which is enough to make one lined drawstring bag with fabric left over for smaller bags.

    2. Pattern

    • Instructions on how to draft the pattern template
    • Detailed instructions on how to make the drawstring bag.

    3. Essential Haberdashery

    Please note needles are not included as many of you will have a large selection of needles – you will need a Schmetz Universal 80 needle. There is a link below to purchase needles should you need them.

  • Please note if you join the sew along  less than 7 days before the start there may be added postage costs associated with getting your kit to you on time for the start of the sewalong
  • Sewing machine fitted with an Schmetz universal  80 needle  and threaded with your matching Gutermann Sew–All thread colour.
  • Access to an iron and ironing board for pressing your fabric.
  • Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics (see Dressmaking Kit)
  • A threader for elastics and tapes for threading your cord
  • Ruler 
  • Chalk wheel stick 
  • All of these items in italics can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.


We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.


Golden Taj, Frida in Pink, Forest Garden, Sweet Mango, Sea Garden, Birds of Paradise, Summer Pink, Regal Bloom, Hidden Paradise, Tropical Twilight, Jaipur Joy, Hara Trail


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