Kristin Link

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

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Meet your instructor, Kristin Link of "Sew, Mama, Sew!" and learn about the fabulous bags you'll make in class.
Follow along with Kristin as you sew and embellish the drawstring bag's exterior. You can use embroidery, rubber stamps or other techniques to personalize your bag. You'll also sew the lining.
Add the lining and user-friendly drawstrings to finish a darling bag that can be used anywhere from the beach to the classroom. If you're a knitter or crocheter, this bag is great for holding individual projects and keeping your yarn clean.
Kristin shows how to prepare your fabric and sew the exterior, lining and pocket of a playful bucket bag that can hold toys or craft projects.
Sew along with Kristin as you add the bucket bag's lining, make the handle and attach it to the exterior. And just like that, your bag is finished and ready to use!
5 Lessons
1  hrs 27  mins

Your favorite bag might just be one you make yourself. Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew! offers easy-to-follow instructions for a drawstring bag you can embellish with embroidery, rubber stamps or more, and a soft-sided bucket bag that’s perfect for holding toys or craft projects. You’ll learn clever tips for making drawstrings, adding exterior pockets and reinforcing your bag. Both bags can be customized to any size. If you want to make a personalized gift, share a project with youngsters or just whip up an easy, fun bag for yourself, you’ll love this class.

Kristin Link

Kristin is the owner of Sew, Mama, Sew!, an online fabric shop, blog and sewing forum, which she started in 2005. Before becoming the mother of two daughters, Kristin was a teacher, a trainer and instructional designer. She has taught and written for people of all ages in a variety of environments, including public schools and corporate settings. In addition to writing for her own blog, Kristin is a regular contributor to The FabShop News, a sewing industry trade magazine.

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13 Responses to “Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag”

  1. Madonna Witte

    I am not able to download the pattern for this “Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag” class. My security software is blocking the download as an unsecured site link. I welcome your recommendations and feedback in my search for a resolution! Thanks in advance! Madonna

  2. mrskipling

    Such an excellent class, very clearly explained. And my bucket bag turned out beautifully. Thank you Kristin.

  3. myrna shaw

    wow very nice i want to make them

  4. Helen Richter

    For the bucket bag: I would like to enlarge for example if I wanted a 10 3/4 diameter how what length would I need to have for the sides? Thank you!

  5. vbckissth10293926

    I am a premium member, my cache is cleared, yet it says I cannot have access to the class materials unless I purchase the class? Would you please sort this out for me. This isn’t the first time I have been denied access to the class materials.

  6. JANET

    Unable to download pattern, there's no download "button" below the PDF icon.

  7. moto x3m

    I'm gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this website on regular basis to take updated from newest news update.

  8. Gina

    Hi all from Australia 🇦🇺 I’ve had no problem downloading pattern. I’ve made all these bags. Fantastic technique and clear simple instructions. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work

  9. Superslot

    Aw, this was a very good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a great article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

  10. Charlotte

    Also getting the error 401 for the pattern. I have cleared my cache etc. as below and have tried to email customer service who said they wouldn't help me because I'm not a member - even though this is a free pattern? Won't bother with membership if I can't get the patterns easily. Please can you repair this link since it seems no one can access it?

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