Hi, I’m Jen from Online Fabric Store. Making a drawstring bag is easy. I’m going to show you how to make a backpack style bag to help carry the things you’ll need to bring to the beach or the gym. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: 1 yard of cotton fabric, I’m using Duralee Roped in Navy Fabric, 3 yards of 1/2 inch upholstery piping, thread, pinking shears, a fabric marker or oen, a ruler, ballpoint pins, and 1 safety pin. Measure and cut two 16 inch by 18 inch rectangles on the wrong side of the cotton fabric. Cut out the rectangles with the pinking shears to help prevent the fabric from fraying. At the top of both rectangles, fold and iron the fabric a 1/4 inch over to the wrong side of the fabric. Then fold over 1 inch and iron. Stitch across the folded seam with a 1/4 inch seam allowance on both rectangles. Place the right sides of the rectangles together and pin along the sides and bottom. Attach the safety pin to one end of the piping and insert it through the top loop using the safety pin as a guide. Once the piping comes out of the other end, insert it back into the other side and out the opposite end. Now you’ll have the piping coming out both ends of the top. Take the ends and insert them inside the bag and along the edge 2 inches up from the bottom. The piping should be sticking out about 1 inch on each side. Starting from the top below the loop, back stitch and sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance along the sides and bottom. Stop once you’ve reached the other side of the loop and back stitch. You can make the straps any length you want. The recommended amount of piping is between 2 and 3 yards. Snip off the extra piping and fold the bag to the right side. Your drawstring bag is now complete. You can use almost any fabric as long as it’s light enough to allow the drawstring to gather. These bags make great gifts and you can pick any print or color you like. Thanks for watching this OFS project.