How to Put a Gusset on a Bag Video Tutorial

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Put a Gusset on a Bag Video Tutorial - In Color Order
Happy Tuesday! Today I'm popping in quickly to share a video demonstration the Fat Quarter Shop taped of me at Quilt Market last month! Hands down the thing that gives people the most trouble when stitching up my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern (and tutorial) is putting in the gussets.  It's not hard, but if you've never done it before it can definitely be tricky! I have looked far and wide for good videos on the subject but didn't have much luck.

So, I teamed up with Fat Quarter Shop to bring you this video! This is typically how you would add a gusset to simple tote bags, zipper pouches and of course, drawstring bags! Just adjust the length of the line you draw if you'd like a larger or smaller depth! I've added the video to the tutorials page for easy reference!

How to Put a Gusset on a Bag Video Tutorial - In Color Order
*For additional sizes and custom sizing check out the pattern version here.

Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!


  1. Jeni, you did a great job on this video! Thanks to you and FQS! I've made your drawstring bag several times, and I love it.

  2. Thanks so much for doing up such a great tutorial. I have made so many of these bags and I learned a few tricks. You did a great video! Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I loved this video! I've made 4 of your Lined Drawstring Bags in various sizes and I humbly admit- the gusset was the trickiest part in the beginning! Thanks, Jeni!

  4. I just found your tutorial via pinterest and this is the cutest drawstring bag Ive found. The gusset put me off till I watched the video and now I cant wait to make a whole bundle... thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Great clear video. Love these drawstring bags ... all I need now is the time to make a dozen!!
    Thank you so much.


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