Happy Thursday! Every time I see a new swap pop up on Instagram (which is quite often these days!), I think how fun it would be to have a Lined Drawstring Bag Swap! So, the time is here!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who signed up for the swap! We are now full! If you didn’t make it in this time around, my apologies. Since I’ve never run a swap before I wanted to keep it small so that I can get my feet wet, and host an enjoyable swap. If there is interest for another round when this one wraps up, we’ll chat round 2. Thanks for understanding! Happy Making!
If you'd like to be notified about sign-ups for a possible round 2, please fill out this form. Thanks!
- This is an Instagram swap, so you need an Instagram account to participate.
- Due date to send your package by is August 15th. Please evaluate whether or not you have enough time to complete your bag before signing up.
- This is a secret swap! Partners will be assigned randomly. Feel free to share peeks and even a full shot of your bag, but don't reveal your partner!
- Let's have fun! Please give your partner plenty of information about what you like, but be open to receiving something that you may not make for yourself!
- The swap will be limited to 100 participants to keep the administrative side manageable. (Thanks for understanding!)
- Use the hashtag #drawstringbagswap to share your progress and see what others are making. Don't forget to post a photo of your bag when you receive it, and thank your partner.
- If for any reason throughout the swap you realize you will be unable to finish the swap or meet the deadline, please email me (Jeni, firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you can. Things happen, just let me know your plans.
What to include in your package:
- A Lined Drawstring Bag, made using the tutorial or pattern. Everything size or larger!
- Goodies to stick inside. A few ideas: fat quarters, notions, matching pincushion or pouch, candy, etc. Let's keep the goodies to under $15.
- A note with your name and Instagram username!
Below you'll find lots of ideas and tutorials to make a unique bag for your partner!
- Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial (Everything size)
- Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern (8 sizes + custom sizing option)
- Add-on Exterior Pocket Tutorial
- Add-on Interior Zipper Pocket Tutorial
- Patchwork Drawstring Bag Tutorial
- Striped Drawstring Bag Tutorial (three ways!)
- Knit Drawstring Bag Tutorial
- How to Put a Gusset in a Bag Video