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 will be available on Friday! I can't wait to finally get it out into the world! I wanted to share all the details of the pattern here today so that you'll know what to expect.

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.

When + Where
The pattern will be available on Friday, November 1st in my online shop, jenibakerpatterns.com. It will also be available (for EU customers and all) in my Payhip shop.

PDF Only
For the initial launch, the pattern will be available only as a PDF download. I've decided to do this for a few reasons. One, this is my first expansion pattern, so I'm not sure what the response will be like. And two, it's a pretty long pattern and would need to be reformatted for print.

If you're a wholesale customer who would be interested in stocking a paper version in your store, please fill out this form. I'd be happy to figure out a paper version if there is enough interest! If you're a regular consumer who would like to see a paper version, I want to hear from you too! Leave a comment on this post letting me know!

Price
The introductory price for the expansion pattern is $7. This will be the price through 12/31/2019. Starting January 1st, 2020 it will be $9. At this time there will be a bundle for the original lined drawstring bag pattern and the expansion pattern for $16.

I went back and forth a lot about how to price this pattern. I want my patterns to be affordable, but I also need to make sure the price reflects the time that I spent developing it. It's a balance, but I feel confident that this pattern has a lot of value in it!

The original Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern will be on sale for $7 all weekend (Friday-Sunday) to celebrate the expansion release!

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.


Let me know below if you have any questions! See you tomorrow for George's Halloween costume! :)

10 comments :

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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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