What can I use for a drawstring?
Any piece of cord, trimming, ribbon or fabric could become a drawstring. Ribbons add a more feminine touch while cords are great for projects requiring sturdy fastenings like bags. You can also experiment with different colors and add your personal touch by using contrasting materials.
How long should drawstrings be?
How long should you cut your drawstring? It depends, but I think that 36″ is a good all-purpose length. If you’re using bias tape, simply cut a piece of tape to the length you want. If you do use bias tape, open up the folds and press the tape flat.