Drawstring Bags

Many of my large scale quilting projects have gone by the wayside as the busyness of everyday family and work life accelerates at this time of year. I have instead tried to make the most of a few minutes here and a few minutes there to concentrate on finishing some of the small scale projects from my Quarter 3 goals list.

Making these cute drawstring bags – a free tutorial from S.O.T.A.K Handmade – has become my newest addiction.

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Just as I became similarly obsessed with making Noodlehead’s Open Wide Zippered Pouches last year, I have been making these little bags with Christmas gifts in mind.

(This little cutie below didn’t make it that far and was given as a birthday gift to one of my 11 year old daughter’s friends on the weekend 🙂 )

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Most of the fabrics I used were novelty linen/canvas fabrics with the exception of the emoji poplin.

  • Cotton + Steel Canvas “Playful”

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  • Cosmo Textiles Linen “Penguins” Happy Feet.

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  • Kokka “Trefle”

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  • Cosmo Textiles “Retro Foxes”

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  • Sopo Line (Japanese Fabric) “Nordic Forest”

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  • “Smiley” Poplin

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I really love the contrasting linen fabric casing and leather cord which add a special touch to this simple drawstring bag.

These bags constitute another finish to cross off my Quarter 3 list (#11) for the 2016 Finish Along.drawstring-bags8

Linking up to Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts and Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts!

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15 thoughts on “Drawstring Bags

  1. Cute little bags! Especially love the red with foxes. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. These would be great to put a small gift in.

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  2. These are really beautiful and fun! I just picked also some fabrics for drawstring bags – great place to use special fabrics without cutting them small pieces. x Teje

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  3. Great choice of fabrics. When making cute little bags, it is so important to choose bright, happy fabrics. They are like potato chips – you cannot make one or even two. Ask me how I know 😀

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