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March is National Crafting Month and I’ve gotten in to the spirit. For a long time I’ve been admiring those cute drawstring project bags you find online and on etsy. I’m not very good at sewing, but I found this awesome tutorial on how to make a lined drawstring bag by Chica and Jo. It looked simple enough, and it only required being able to sew straight lines (that I can do), so I gave it a go.
I picked out two fabric prints at Joanns and matching fabric for the lining (1/2 yard of each fabric) and decided to use cotton yarn I had (Coats Creme de la Creme) for the drawstrings. I pre-washed the fabric (it’s all 100% cotton) and called my friend Nicole (ok, it was really a tweet), who came over to give me moral support. I am so thrilled with the outcome! I’m definitely an amateur sewer (if sewing twice a year can even count as amateur), but the bags look really cute. I managed to make 4 bags. 2 with a fruit print and yellow lining and 2 with a coffee cup print and off white lining. I’m keeping one of each print. Nicole is getting a fruit print bag for keeping me company while I worked and helping to hold down the cereal box I used as a template. But that leaves one extra bag….
Since it’s National Crafting Month, I want to share the crafting love. Post a comment here by 10pm EST on Monday, March 7th, telling me what you’d use the bag for (it’s about 9.5 inches wide by 10 inches tall). I’ll randomly choose a winner, and send the bag!
The comment form asks for an e-mail address. No one but me will be able to see it, and that’s how I’ll contact you if you win. I’ll also edit this post Monday night with the name of the winner. Oh, and make sure you stop back on Tuesday, March 8th, I’ve got another giveaway planned 🙂
CONGRATS TO AMY V! YOU’VE WON!
It is a very cute bag. I am just learning to use a sewing machine. Can’t wait to really get started. The bag would make a really cute gift bag for a small homemade crochet gift of scrubbies for the kitchen. She is a big coffee drinker and that would be right up her alley.
I love your bags! The coffee one would be perfect for me as I’m a coffeeaholic and I would use it to carry around a current project in when my grandson and I go out and about the town and I can snatch a little crochet here and there at appointments, etc.
Lovely bags…nice job! I’d use the bag for sock knitting projects.
Thanks for the tutorial! I am a beginner sewer and have been looking for a drawstring bag pattern to use as project bags.
I’d use this bag as a project bag for socks or baby items.
What would I use a new project bag for? Well, my knitting and crochet projects of course! But the coffee design on the bag has also got me to thinking that I could use it for carrying and storing my fresh whole coffee beans. But I know that at some point my daughter will claim it as a sleeping bag for her dolls.
Very cute bags! I’d use it for keeping my notions together, then I can easily switch them from one project bag to another. And, they wouldn’t get buried in the larger project bag.
Thanks for the giveaway. Very sweet of you!