If you need a fabulous soft drawstring for small to mid-size projects, this could be just the ticket for you!
When I designed my Got Sudz Soap Scrubby Bags, I wrote the pattern to include instructions for making a woven fabric drawstring. This year, when I was making a bunch for gifts, I decided to give the t-shirt yarn method a try and it is AAAAAMMMAAAZING!!!
I have posted a quick Facebook video that you can watch on facebook by clicking here.
If you’re not on Facebook or you’d just prefer the written tutorial, here it is:
You can use virtually any cotton or cotton/poly t-shirt, even if it has a side seam. The t-shirt can be new, used, a thrift store find, swiped from your spouse’s/partner’s/kid’s closet or drawer…whatever works for you.
Now all you need to do is cut the length of cord you need for your project.
Since the t-shirt fabric won’t fray, once the drawstring is inserted into your project, simply tie off the ends, as was done with this Got Sudz bag.
Have you ever used this method for making a drawstring? If you have needs for a drawstring in your future, I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think!
I’d love to hear your thoughts below.