146 Turkish Drawstring Bag Kit


This kit has all you need to make up to four Turkish Drawstring Bags!

The Turkish Drawstring Bag is a small purse with an ingenious drawstring closure.  You can make many of these bags from small pieces of fabric, and embellish them with trim, tassels, and beads.  Instructions for making your own cord, tassels, and bead fringe are included.

The pattern for this bag comes from the 146 Bags from Around the World, a collection of six bags from different countries and cultures. 

All kits includes the following:

  • paper pattern
  • written sewing instructions and instructions for making optional tassels and beaded fringe
  • three different fabrics - to make at least four bags (combine fabrics to make different combinations of lining and shell fabrics)  
  • 1 skein organic, naturally dyed silk embroidery thread to make drawstrings and optional tassels
  • 20" decorative edge trim (1/4" wide)

These little bags make wonderful gifts (the kit makes a good gift for crafty friends too), as well as great "wrappings" for presents.

Each kit will have a variety of fabrics (at least different coordinating 3 colors).