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Purple drawstring bag

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Purple drawstring bag

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Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag taught by Kristin Link

In this free mini-class, Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew! leads you through two fun and easy projects you're sure to love.

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Cute, Casual, Classic
KatherineBG on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Parts of three fat quarters from Jo-Ann. The pattern only requires two, but I wanted to use three different fabric styles.

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What are you most proud of? The drawstring channels lined up correctly!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can use any fabrics you want and make the bag bigger or smaller as needed. Allow plenty of time for cutting out all the pieces. The video lessons are short, but she starts with everything already cut out. Watch carefully how she does the drawstrings, especially getting them turned right-side out. It's kind of fiddly and can be frustrating.

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This bag is very attractive and turned out so good that I have to tell you it is the reason that I took the course and made a bag too! Great combination of colors and prints!

12/02/2012 Flag

Thanks! Glad to be an inspiration! You should post a photo of your bag.

12/02/2012 Flag

Lovely bag, beautiful colors

12/02/2012 Flag

Thank you!

12/02/2012 Flag

Love this!

12/12/2012 Flag

Thank you! I've been enjoying toting it around. It's very handy.

12/13/2012 Flag


01/20/2013 Flag

Thanks, Hajira!

02/07/2013 Flag

how cute is that!..good work. a sewing machine is in my wanna haves but truth is if I start buying fabrics too along with yarns, Im gonna probably have to stop going to the supermarket for food..will have no money left lol!!! but I will buy it...see, my mom was a proffesional seamstress when younger and apples tend to fall under the apple tree...keep the good work, see you again in brioche class!!

02/02/2013 Flag

Thanks, Athena! It's definitely hard to resist all the beautiful fabrics out there. I'm trying to keep my projects reasonable and only buy what I need. It's not easy!

02/07/2013 Flag