Week #5 – Drawstring Bag

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(Richelle Guerra, “Drawstring Bag”. Giphy. 23 Feb 2020, https://giphy.com/gifs/elIfVGQXN6ICx0tM

This week I decided to attempt to sew a bag. I followed this video on Youtube, Hand Sewing The Most Simple Drawstring Bag | DinLife. This video is not a tutorial but more like a demonstration. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could follow along with a video with no instructions.

Since I didn’t want the tread to be seen, I side up using the ladder stitch to sew the ends together instead of using the blanket stitch.  That’s why if you compare my drawstring bad to the one in the video the sides look different.

Instead of writing a step by step tutorial on sewing a drawstring bag. I used an app called Shortcut to create a slideshow of me making a drawstring bag.







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6 thoughts on “Week #5 – Drawstring Bag”

    1. Shortcut has many features that I haven’t learnt how to use yet. So for me, it was very difficult to use. Overall it was confusing to use but I’m new to the app and I’m sure if I keep using it I will get the hang of it.


    1. It was very easy to use, I didn’t have to search up a how-to tutorial. I just fiddled around with the features and got the hang of it. I think you should try it out.


  1. Hi Richelle,
    Your bag looks great! In terms of using the app Shortcut, what did you find easy and difficult about it? Just curious because I haven’t heard of it before! Your creations are looking great so far, and I can’t wait to see more.


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