Felt Scrap Alphabet and Drawstring Bag

bag alphabet and drawstring bag DIY

I have a tremendous amount of scrap bits of felt and fabric that lie in a box waiting to be used. After having a Spring clean I decided to use up my scrap felt to make an alphabet for my Little Button, along with its own fabric bag.

To make the alphabet you will need:

  • Enough scrap felt to make 52 letters
  • White thread
  • Pins

To make the bag you will need:

  • Scrap fabric measuring 16 inches x 12 inches
  • 30 inches cotton tape
  • Safety pin

1. Begin by deciding what size and font you want your letters to be, and printing them out. My letters measured 3 inches high. I used Arial bold font in Microsoft Word and printed out a template.

felt alphabet diy

2. Next, pin each letter onto two pieces of felt and cut them out.

felt alphabet diy

3. Pin them together and sew. Trim the excess threads and neaten up the edges.

felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial

4. To make the bag you will need 2 pieces of fabric cut to 8 inches x 12 inches. Begin by placing your fabric right sides together.

felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial

5. Sew the fabric together. Begin down one side starting 2 ½ inches from the top. Sew and backstitch at the start and sew down one side, along the bottom and up the other side, stopping 2 ½ inches from the top on the other side. Backstitch to secure.

felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial

6. To make the drawstring part, iron your seam closed and sew. Repeat on the other side.

 felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial

7. Next, fold the top over twice making sure the tie can easily fit through. Sew along the bottom of this section to secure it in place. Repeat on the other side of the bag.

 felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial felt alphabet and drawstring bag tutorial

8. Using a safety pin, thread the cotton tape through the top and secure with a knot.

This project was as easy as…well A-B-C! The bag is also perfect for storing a few toys in.

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