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another foldable bag
These fruit/ vegetable bags are getting really popular here - and i figure i would be able to give it ok - so with some trial and error here is the tute. =D enjoy

Posted by Mel W from Australia • Published See Mel W's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials

    **depending on the thickness of you chosen lining you may find it difficult at the end to stuff the bag into the strawberry - so best to err on the side of caution if you have a thicker material to measure a larger polka dot strawberry triangle.

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    OUTER BAG
    2 x 30cm x 40cm

    STRAPS
    2 x 10cm x 60cm

    STRAWBERRY
    15cm square (cut into 2 triangles along the diagonal)
    2 x 9cm x 15 cm (for green leafy part)
    40cm green cord
    spring toggle (stop cord - the type found on the ends of jackets)

    LINING
    2 x 30cm x 40cm calico

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    STRAPS
    iron your material flat

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    STRAPS
    fold one of the pieces of material in half and iron - so that it looks like the piece of material on the .

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    STRAPS
    a) as with the picture above - open up your folded strap
    b) with the strap now opened up you should have a visibly marked midline
    c) fold in the material into the centre as shown
    d) iron

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    STRAPS
    fold the strap over again and iron

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    STRAPS
    now iron each side of the strap to finish

    **repeat with other strap so you have 2 complete straps

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    LINING
    pin around your lining bag and sew both sides and the bottom - leaving the top open

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    STRAWBERRY
    grab your green material and hem with a 0.5cm sew allowance the two shorter edges of the fabric

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    STRAWBERRY

    a) fold the fabric in half
    b) sew a line half way between the folded edge and the raw edge

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    STRAWBERRY

    pin the raw edge of the green fabric to the longest edge of the polka dot fabric.

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    STRAWBERRY

    this is what your strawberry should look like when it is flipped on its right side.

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    STRAWBERRY

    place the strawberry over the corner of one of you gingham rectangles.

    **remember that you want the gingham bag with the longer side being the left and right of the bag

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    STRAWBERRY

    flip the triangle up and pin.

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    STRAWBERRY

    sew the strawberry to the gingham

    **try and sew as close to the hem between the red polka dot and green fabric as possible (the one sewn in step 11)

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    STRAWBERRY

    now sew the other two edges of the strawberry to the bag

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    STRAWBERRY
    repeat with other gingham rectangle

    **place strawberry on opposite side so that when placed next to each other they will mirror each other to make a larger triangle

    ***it is also important at this stage to make sure everything is even otherwise at the end when it is placed together it may be mismatched

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    STRAWBERRY

    a) sew up the side of the bag which has the strawberry

    b) grab your spring toggle - remembering that you may need to tie a knot of in my case add a bead to stop the cord from slipping through the hole of the spring toggle.

    c)thread the cord through the bottom rectangle of the green fabric (so that when your bag is tied up the top rectangle will bunch up like leaves)

    d) make sure you grab 2 hair pins or clips. Use these clips to clip the cord onto the green material to keep it out of the way when sewing the bag up (at the end when your bag is done you can undo the clips and tie a knot so the cord doesn't slip)

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    OK, now you can sew the other two sides of the bag up - remembering to keep the top open and not to catch the green cord whilst sewing up the bottom.

    HERE'S THE TRICKY PART

    a) turn the gingham bag inside out

    b) slip the lining bag inside you inside-out-gingham bag - so the RIGHT sides are facing each other

    c) pin the straps between the RIGHT sides of the bag

    d) sew the top of the bag closes REMEMBER to leave a GAP to turn the bag out through!!!

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 20
    Step 20

    Turn the bag out through the gap at the top

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 21
    Step 21

    Sew your gap close once the bag is the right way around and your almost done.

  • How to make a drawstring pouch. Strawberry Bag - Step 22
    Step 22

    NOW stuff you bag inside you strawberry and you are DONE! =D you now have you very own strawberry bag

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, GB · 157 projects

Wow, that is such an awesome idea! It turned out really well ^^

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Tootyfrooty
Tootyfrooty

when i first saw this i wuz lik oh thats cute then when i looked thru the pics i wuz lik :O literally!!! awesome idea!!

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Sally M.
Sally M. · Orlando, Florida, US · 29 projects

i love this! i actually have a couple of these, i found them at the dollar store! they had a watermelon one too :x but still a very good idea! <3

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Isabelle M.
Isabelle M. · Ottawa, ON, Canada · 9 projects

Wow, what a good idea...it's absolutely adorable!!

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Pam ^_^
Pam ^_^ · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 316 projects

awww so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

so sweet and lovely, like it. thank you for your tute and the sharing. !!!;-D

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Danyell W.
Danyell W. · Olympia, Washington, US · 20 projects

I saw these at a store here recently, but knew I could easily make one myself. Thanks for making it even easier by doing the trial and error stuff first so you could make a tutorial for me to use, haha.

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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · , , United States · 5 projects

This is so cute!!

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Ariel Greenwood
Ariel Greenwood · Lake Elsinore, CA, United States · 108 projects

Haha, you know how people always see cute things that are overpriced and think "I could make that for less than a buck!"? Well, the opposite sort of happened to me. I really wanted to attempt this bag but it seemed so complicated, then I found one at my local dollar tree, the exact berry!

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Mel W
Mel W · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · 34 projects

the tutorial? lol I'm sorry I'm actually notoriously bad at writing instructions so I'll try and help you the best I can - did you have a specific question?

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