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.
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 🙂 )
Most of the fabrics I used were novelty linen/canvas fabrics with the exception of the emoji poplin.
- Cotton + Steel Canvas “Playful”
- Cosmo Textiles Linen “Penguins” Happy Feet.
- Kokka “Trefle”
- Cosmo Textiles “Retro Foxes”
- Sopo Line (Japanese Fabric) “Nordic Forest”
- “Smiley” Poplin
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.
Linking up to Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts and Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts!