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Circle Purse

Circle Purse

Inspired young fashionistas may be able to create one of these no-sew drawstring bags all by themselves.


  • fleece
  • 20-inch diameter bowl or plate for template
  • 3/8- or 1/2-inch grosgrain ribbon


1. First, cut out a circle of fleece, using as a template a bowl or plate that's about 20 inches across.

Circle Purse Step 2

2. Mark and cut an even number of 1/2-inch slits perpendicular to the edge of the circle, about 1/2 inch in from the edge and about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Circle Purse Step 3

3. Starting from the outside, weave a 60-inch length of 3/8- or 1/2-inch grosgrain ribbon through the slits, all around the circle. Tie together the ends of the ribbon. To close the bag, cinch up the ribbon.


For a cute clothes drawer sachet, use these directions to make a small drawstring bag from lightweight cotton fabric. Fill it with potpourri or cedar shavings, then tie the ribbon tightly to cinch it shut.