Sometimes your day is just a mixed bag of emotions. Hehe. When I have a day like that, a simple sewing project is exactly what I need to relax!
And trust me, if a simple but oh-so-useful sewing project is what you’re looking for, this is it. Cause if a pillowcase isn’t the first thing you sew, this definitely could be.
I promise, you can make a drawstring bag!
But I can’t promise that you can make only one.
Even if you’re no longer a beginner, there are a million reasons to make and use drawstring bags.
You can use them for:
• Shopping. (No runaway lemons.)
• Gifts. A bag as the gift. Or a bag to hold the gift.
• Travel. A waterproof one for wet swimsuits!
• Organizing. Kids. Or organizing your kids.
Also, it may be the best stash-busting project on the planet. Let’s say – hypothetically – you picked up a half yard of a fun print that you couldn’t live without. But you never found the right project and now it has been sitting in your stash for a year. (Ahem.) Make it into a drawstring bag and I guarantee it will get a lot of use.
If you have a smaller piece of fabric….make a smaller bag!
So let’s make some drawstring bags — just click the play button below (or you can WATCH THE VIDEO HERE):
If you like following step-by-step photos better than a video, check out my Hobo Sack post. It also has instructions for several of the variations shown in these pictures.
MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh new sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.