How to Make a Drawstring Dog Print Bag

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You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

Kayte Terry

Iron the freezer paper stencil to the right side of one of the pieces of cotton that you cut.

Iron the freezer paper stencil to the right side of one of the pieces of cotton that you cut.

Kayte Terry

This is what your stencil should look like when its all done.

This is what your stencil should look like when it's all done.

Kayte Terry

You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

You can store all your dog-walking items in this cute drawstring bag.

Photo: Kayte Terry

Uh-oh, it's time to walk the dog again. So you do the usual scramble, looking for the leash, some biscuits, a plastic bag, and run out the door, cramming all the stuff in your pocket. Not such a pretty picture. But what if you had a cute little bag hanging by the door to fill with all your doggy walk needs?

This simple little drawstring bag fits the bill perfectly. They're easy to sew and super-cute! And hey, if you don't have a dog, there are a million other uses for a drawstring bag: They make lovely gift bags, they're great for organizing smalls in your bag, they're even perfect for packing shoes in your suitcase!

What you'll need:

  • PDF of dog and bone stencil
  • Freezer paper
  • Marker
  • Cutting mat
  • X-Acto knife
  • Iron
  • 1/4 yard cotton fabric
  • Sponge brush
  • Screenprinting ink for fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Stright pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • 4 feet cord or ribbon
  • Safety pin

To print on the fabric:


The dog and bone pattern are traced onto the matte side of freezer paper.

1. Print out the PDF of the dog and bone pattern. Place the printout of the pattern face up on a flat surface. Place a sheet of freezer paper, matte side up, over the pattern. Trace the design onto the freezer paper with a marker.


Carefully cut out all the pieces to make the stencil.

2. Place the freezer paper on a cutting mat. Cut out the pattern with an X-Acto knife.


Iron the freezer paper stencil to the right side of one of the pieces of cotton that you cut.
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