Friday, March 28

Keep it together: tutorials for drawstring bags

craft bag

The best way for me to keep embroidery project supplies together is by keeping them in a bag or basket. Bags are especially good if you want to take your project with you. I made quite a few drawstring bags (and received some too!) over the years. Generally they are quick and easy to make and you can find lots of tutorials online.

I recently made a new, lined drawstring bag from a tutorial by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. A perfect project for the cute Owl & Pussycat fabric I had in my stash. Jeni's tutorial was very easy to follow and I love that the bag has a 'boxy' bottom. I like bags with boxy bottoms. :) My bag can hold smaller projects but if you are looking to make a larger version you can buy a pattern with various sizes.

A few other drawstring bag tutorials. There's one from the Purl Bee Blog and another really easy one by Amy Smart. And if you like a scrappy patchwork bag then be sure to check out this tutorial by Ayumi of the Pink Penguin blog.

A couple of years ago I made this drawstring bag for a swap. It's from the Pretty in Patchwork Holidays  book but you can find this particular tutorial by John Adams for free on Sew Mama Sew.

Do you have a favourite sewing tutorial or pattern for craft bags, caddies or other craft storage solutions? I'd love to know!

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