This project was inspired by a vintage bag of jacks that my grandma sent me to use at my twin’s birthday party. I had been looking for the perfect favor bag to match our vintage “Dick and Jane” party and these little bags were it. Not only did these little drawstring bags serve as party favors, they played a major part in my party design!
Here are the details for how I created the custom drawstring party bags I made for my twin’s birthday party.
Cut your fabric 6 1/2″ wide by 18 1/2″ long.
Turn fabric right sides together and stitch along the sides with a 1/4″ to 1/2″ seam. You will stop about 1 1/2 to 2 ” from the top.
Fold down the top of the fabric to the where the side seam ends, turning under a 1/4″ for a smooth edge. Pin in place
Snip the fabric right above side seam just enough so that you can turn in the raw edges on the side.
Now, it’s time to sew the top. First, sew along the very bottom and then measure from that stitch to see how wide you need to make the opening for your string. Now, sew above that stitch and continue around the sides and top until you have a nice finished look. You will have three rows of stitches, like this.
Cut two pieces of string two and a half times the width of your bag.
Attach a safety pin to one end of the string and thread it through both sides of the bag, repeat with the other string so you have a loop and two lose end on each side. Tie a knot in each side.
Pull gently to make sure it slides closed easily.
Fill with candy or other goodies for the perfect party favor at your next event.