Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorials and Variations

I thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated post to all of the variation tutorials for my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern. I'll continue to update this post as new tutorials are added. Hint, there may be a new one coming up soon!
Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Lined Drawstring Bag Full Video Tutorial

Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial - In Color Order
Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern
(featuring 8 sizes + custom sizing)

Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern
(Full of variations and techniques to customize your bags.)

Tips for Choosing Fabrics for Drawstring Bags

How to Put a Gusset on a Bag Video Tutorial - In Color Order
How to Put a Gusset on a Bag Video Tutorial

How to Sew a Drawstring Casing Without a Free-Arm Sewing Machine

Alternative Method for Marking the Drawstring Casing

Variation Tutorials

Wine Bottle Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial

Adding an Exterior Pocket

Easy Going Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial
Easy Going Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Patchwork Drawstring Bag Tutorial - In Color Order
Patchwork Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Striped Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Lined Drawstring Bag Pocket Tutorial

Knit Drawstring Shoe Bag Tutorial - In Color Order
Knit Drawstring Shoe Bag Tutorial

Need some inspiration? Check out my Drawstring Bag Projects Pinterest Board or the #lineddrawstringbag hashtag on Instagram.

Happy Bag Making!


  1. Thanks for this great inspiration!

  2. Yay. I love your drawstring bag pattern!

  3. This pattern has provided me with so much entertainment! I have made more than 70 bags and just keep going. They are my favorite way to use up fat quarters that I have bought "just because". Mostly I make the Everything Bag but I also make the Snack Bag and the Project Bag regularly. Best and most used pattern I have bought! Thank you!!

  4. Thanks for such great inspiration. I've also enjoyed making making these bags. I'm not an experienced sewer and would like to know how to add pockets to the interior of the bag. Thanks in advance.

    1. Adding a simple slip pocket to the inside wouldn't be too hard! Here are some general instructions for making a slip pocket:

      I wouldn't make it too big, since it's not a huge bag. I'd take a bag you've already made and turn it inside out to decide how big and where exactly you'd want to place it!

    2. Thanks so much Jeni for the link. Will have to give it a try.

  5. Thanks so much, Jeni. Love all your bags, and quilts, and pillows, and. . .!

  6. Love, thanks for putting everything in one place!

  7. Mahalo nui loa for the tutorial, and some extra aloha for additional tutorial on how to sew a slip pocket.

  8. I've made 3. One granddaughter (10 yrs old) takes hers everywhere. She puts her arms through the drawstrings and wears it like a small backpack. Another granddaughter stores her My Little Ponies in it.

  9. Love, love, love these bags. Got the pattern years ago and use them for hamper bags for Christmas. I have just started seeing to sell at a small craft market, are you happy if I sell a few? X

  10. Just popping in to thank you for this tutorial, Jeni! I've probably made close to 100 of these bags and it's been money well spent. I use them for Christmas all the time and recently made 17 all occasion ones. I love using them when I mail packages too. I just posted the latest ones I made here:

  11. Love these bags. I'm on # 4... still trying to get the box corners perfect.

  12. love these bags. Will get the pattern for all 8.


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