Strawberry Fields Drawstring Gift Bag

Friday, September 24, 2021

Happy Friday! Thought I'd pop in here at the end of the week and share a lined drawstring bag that I made recently. I used my Wine Bottle Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial to make this bag.

One of my very favorite things about sewing is being able to make handmade gifts, especially at a moments notice. A few weeks ago we were going to a friend’s to celebrate their new homeownership. I realized a little more than an hour before we were supposed to leave, that I didn’t have a gift bag that would fit the bubbly we were taking with us. Rather than have to run out to the store or bring it unwrapped, I went up to the sewing room and in about 45 minutes I had a bag made that I tailored to what I hoped our hosts would enjoy. Not only super satisfying, but helped take the gift up a notch. Double bonus.

I didn't have loads of time to choose fabrics for this bag. I started by choosing a focal fabric for the main part of the bag, and this floral from Strawberry Fields by Rifle Paper Co* caught my eye. It was really easy to pull coordinating prints around it, since it has so many colors in it, and I knew I could also use black paracord for the ties. For the rest of the bag, I went with Sprinkle by Cotton and Steel* for the accent and Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander* for the lining.

When I'm on a time crunch I try my best to choose projects that I've made enough times that I don't need the instructions. For me, that's got to be a lined drawstring bag! I've made so many, I know I can make them fast.

As I mentioned, I used black nylon paracord for the ties (which I buy from Bored Paracord), and finished it off with 3/4" wooden beads, which I carry in my shop here: Round Wooden Beads.

For the future, I may make a little stash of these to have on hand, just in case! Great for gifting wine or a nice bottle of olive oil. You can find the free tutorial for making this wine bottle bag here on my blog here:

Wine Bottle Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial

*Note: Any links marked with an asterisk in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click through and buy something, I make a small commission, at no extra cost to you.

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