DIY Up-Cycled Drawstring Bags

Creating from side-of-the-road castoffs isn't all I do...

draw string bag

I can also sew.

Believe it or not, at one point in my life I even made my own wedding gown.

That's a story for another day. 

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draw string bag

For this project I up-cycled a pair of white capri pants that had great texture.

By cutting on the dotted lines like in the photo below, I created 4 bags.

drawing of pants

I sewed a couple of seams along the bottom and top then ran natural colored, vintage seam binding through the hem.

roll of seam binding

I gave each bag a French stamp using StazOn Ink.

This ink pad is great to use on fabric and it "stays on"!

The re-cycled bags can be used for shoe bags, travel, 
lingerie, or cosmetics.

draw string bags with stamp design

draw string bag for shoes

two drawstring bags with designs

This is a great up-cycled project with little or no cost.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .