Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern: All the Details

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Wednesday! I'm excited to share today that the Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern is available now! I wanted to share all the details of the pattern here today so that you'll know what to expect.

Find the pattern in my online shop here: Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern

This pattern has been years in the making. I've been collecting ideas based on your questions and requests, and just general creative experimentation. There are so many different options included in this pattern, some of them have been shared here on my blog as tutorials for the free size and others are appearing for the first time in this pattern. If you've enjoyed making these bags, I think you'll really be excited by all the possibilities that this expansion pattern opens up! Let's dive into all the details:

What is it?
The Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern is an add-on to the original Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern. You will need BOTH patterns to complete your bags. The expansion is not meant to be used as a standalone pattern. The original pattern will continue to be for sale, unchanged.

Where to Buy?
Find the pattern in my online shop here: Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern

What's in it?
The pattern is a jam packed 28 pages long, with full color photos for the steps. For each variation included in the pattern there is cutting/measurements for all eight sizes included in the original pattern. For many variations there are also additional ideas for taking it even further. Finally, there are instructions for applying the variations to custom sized bags designed using the worksheet in the original lined drawstring bag pattern.

Here are all the designs and techniques included in the expansion pattern:

Peek-a-boo Lining Drawstring Bags

Mini Accent Drawstring Bags

Bottom Accent Drawstring Bags

Simple Patchwork Drawstring Bags

Foundation Pieced Drawstring Bags

Easy Going (Two Fabric) Drawstring Bags

Easy Going (Single Fabric) Drawstring Bags

Drawstring Backpacks

Alternative Gusset Method

Adding a Quilt Block to the Exterior Main

How to Lay Out an Embroidery or Appliqué Design

How to Center an Existing Design

There is an entire section around centering things on the Exterior Main and how to find the size of the front of the bag once it's finished. Plus tips and recommendations for adding additional structure to your bags and info on different tie options! I've tried to make all the variations as customizable as possible while still keeping them straight forward and easy to follow.

Find the pattern in my online shop here: Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern


  1. Darn, I thought I came up with the bottom accent design! : )
    The options look great. I can't wait for Friday!

  2. I am so excited. I use this bag pattern over and over again. Love each of them.
    Looking forward to adding the add on pattern to my collection. Congratulations!

  3. I'm so excited for this! I have your original pattern and love it!

  4. I have the original pattern and will happily add this new expansion pattern to my library. Congrats on having it ready to launch!

  5. I see several options I want to try. Your instructions are always so well written and top quality. Looking forward to using this pattern.

  6. Just made a note to myself to do a little shopping on Friday!
    Thank you for the heads up.

  7. This looks really great, Jeni! Your bag pattern got our family into using cloth bags for regifting, and can't wait to try some of the new options.

  8. sounds so amazing Jeni! Look at all those options! Soooo cute!

  9. Looking forward to ordering this expansion pack. I've made several bags from your original pattern.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  10. I love the pattern and am looking forward to the expansion pack! I prefer paper patterns, but if you don’t offer it that way, I’ll print out the pdf from home. Congrats on this release!


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