Make a Syringe Driver Bag

Below are the steps for making a syringe driver bag. Click here to download them.

1. First cut two pieces of different fabric 60cm x 25cm (24”x10”). It is best to choose a washable fabric with a small print.

2. Then cut a long piece 140cm x 12cm (55” x 5”) which will make up the strap. If you wish to make a few bags then you can alter the length of this strap by about 10cm (4”) for taller or smaller people.
3. Fold in the edges about 2cm (3/4”) on all sides and iron. Fold in half down the length so that the right side is on the outside and it forms a strap about 5cm (2”) wide.



4. Sew the open edges across the top, down the length and at the bottom of the strap. Put to one side.



5. With right sides together sew down the length, across one width and up the other length of the 60cm x 25 cm (24″ x 10″) |pieces of fabric to form a bag. (like a pillowcase) Leaving a 2cm (3/4”) seam around the edge.



6. Turn the bag the right way round. You may wish to iron it at this stage. The bag will be about 58cm x 22cm. (24” x 8 1⁄4”). When folded in half this forms the bag. The McKinley T34 syringe driver including its clear plastic case is 22cm x 10 1⁄2 cm x 4cm (8 5/8” x 4 1⁄4 x 1 1⁄2)

7. Fold the open edge in and sew across the top creating one long piece of fabric, with no seams. Fold this in half. This will form your bag.

The bag will be approx. 27cm long and 22cm wide. (11” x 9”)

8. The sides of your bag will now be made up of four layers. Sew from the fold to the opening on each side of the bag 1cm (.39 inches) in from the edge. The contrast on the inside shows on the outside like ‘piping’.

9. Sew the strap onto the sides of the bag, opening up the ‘piping’. Please make sure that the strap is not twisted when sewing it on to the other side. (Easily done!!)

10.Finally, put a label with ‘Handmade by ……{your first name}



If you choose to use fabric that has a ‘right way up’ you will need to cut it 4cm (1 1/2″) longer then cut it in half. Then sew it together so that when it folds both sides are the right way up. This will form an extra seam at the base of the bag.