I am going to go over my method of tying a flaming comet style mojo bag. A lot of people simply use the premade bags that are already sewn with a drawstring, and they just have to pull the string to close them. I prefer to use squares of red flannel to make my mojo bags from scratch. In the video shown on this page, I demonstrate how to make a protection mojo. In it we have things look like blessed thistle, nettle, peppermint, myrrh, Angelica and some lavender.
You take a square of fabric that is about 4.5 to 5.5 inches and place the ingredients in the center. There is no need to go overboard because an abundance of ingredients and you won’t be able to tie it shut. What you do is take each corner and gather it up until all four corners are touching. Then, shake it down in the middle while pulling upwards on your gathered fabric, forcing the ingredients to ball up in the bottom of the material. Some people prefer to tie it off with a miller’s knot, which was traditionally used to tie the neck of bags of grain. Personally, I don’t think you should ever open your mojo back for any reason, so I completely tie it up with twine. I tie a knot on one side of the mojo bag then flip it over and tie a double knot on the other side to permanently secure it.