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Super duper drawstring bag

  • ReMakery 310 Waiwhetu Road Lower Hutt, Wellington, 5011 New Zealand (map)

About the workshop

  • $20 or time bank
  • Suitable for beginners who have used a sewing machine before
  • 2 hours
  • Bring your own materials or use our koha fabrics*

We are bringing old school style back with these awesome drawstring bags. In this fun and friendly workshop, you will learn how to sew a drawstring bag from two pieces of fabric. You’ll use basic straight stitches and one fancy (sounding) seam. You can choose to add straps to make a back-pack or keep it as a drawstring bag. 

Take home a new bag and the inspiration to make more.

What you need

Buy new, bring fabric to re-purpose, or use our koha fabrics*. Whatever you choose, this is what you need:

  • 1/2 metre of medium weight fabric.
  • Cotton matched to your fabric.
  • 1.6 metres of cord (used for the straps/drawstring).

Materials you could re-purpose

Try old curtains, mid-weight duvet covers or tea towels. If you have time, browse your local second-hand shop, they often have fabric bundles for sale.  

*Koha fabrics

We have a range of fabrics and cottons available for you to use. It's ready and waiting for new life! Hand-picked for your workshop, it will available on the day for koha/donation (suggested $2-$5).

Book this workshop by emailing

Earlier Event: 30 June
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Later Event: 6 July
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