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Waterproof Lined Drawstring Wash Bag Sewing Tutorial

This past Christmas I made a waterproof lined wash bag for my nephew James to match his duffel bag and pencil case that he can take on holiday and when he visits his grandparents. To keep the washbag practical I lined it in a waterproof lining and for ease of use I made the drawstring channel nice and wide so he could easily open and close it.

Here's my Waterproof Lined Drawstring Wash Bag Sewing Tutorial...

1 Wash Bag

How-to step by step

  • Kids drawstring washbag - what you will need 1-01

    Step 1

    Start by cutting out the following as above illustration

  • waterproof lined drawstring washbag 1

    Step 2

    Place the front lining right sides together with the front outer fabric panel, aligning the top edge. Pin or clip together to secure. Stitch together using a 1cm seam allowance. Repeat with back lining and back outer panel.

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    Step 3

    Open out the seams and place the front stitched panel to the back stitched panel. Using a 1cm seam allowance, stitch together along outer edge, leaving a 2cm gap, 3cm below lining/outer seam on both sides of the outer panels for drawcord insertion later and a 5cm gap in the bottom of the lining so you can turn right side out.

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    Step 4

    Clip the corners on both the outer and lining panels.

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    Step 5

    Turn right side out.

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    Step 6

    Push out the corners and press. Slip stitch hole in lining close.

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    Step 7

    Push the lining inside the outer wash bag so that the lining bottom seam sits right next to the outer bottom seam. Thus creating a 3 cm deep turning of outer fabric on the inside. Press and pin to secure in place.

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    Step 8

    Edge stitch round top of washbag. Stitch the drawstring seam 2cm down from pressed edge of washbag.

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    Step 9

    Starting at one side, using a safety pin thread ribbon through drawstring channel coming out the same side as you went in.

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    Step 10

    Knot the ends of the ribbon and trim off any excess.

  • kids drawstring washbag  - Finished size

    Step 11

    Your washbag is now ready to use...

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