Sew Along: Gift Bags I've Made This Season

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


Happy Wednesday! We're done with the tutorial posts for the Lined Drawstring Bag Sew Along, but I'm back this week it share some of the bags I've been making! The Sew Along Page is all up to date with both this year's and last year's sew along posts, so that you can easily catch up!

I hope you'll sew along with us! Sew from the tutorial or the patterns:
Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial
Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern
Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern


As I mentioned in this post about my plans, I wanted to focus on larger bag sizes this year to fill out my stash of gift bags. I plan on using these bags just amongst family, so they'll get reused each year.

On that note, I started by making two Laundry size bags, whcih is the largest size in the pattern. I used this sweet turquoise print from Flurry by Ruby Star Society* and paired it with a print from Tinsel by Cotton and Steel*. It's finished off with some navy nylon paracord.


The second Laundry size bag features this adorable ornament print from Holiday by Alison Glass*. I paired it with a print from one of Alison's Sunprint collections for the accent. It's finished up with gray nylon paracord.


This might be my favorite bag of the bunch! These prints from Christmas Classics by Rifle Paper Co* are so cute! The metallic accents take it over the top. This is the Artist size, which I honestly forgot how much I like! I don't have too many bags made in this size, I think I need to make it more often. This bag is finished with white nylon paracord.


Last but not least, I made a Project size bag. For this one I used the peek-a-boo lining variation from the expansion pattern. I love this vintage tree print from Peppermint by Dana Willard*. I paired it with this great blue plaid print from Daisy Chain by Annabel Wrigley* and a hot pink lining fabric from Add-it Up by Cotton and Steel*. It's finished up with mustard yellow nylon paracord.


I've already made a bunch of other bags, I'll share those soon. I can't wait to see the bags you make! Please share them with me on instagram @jenib320 + #lineddrawstringbag or via email (jenib320 @ gmail.com).

Happy Sewing!

*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.

1 comment :

Deb Cox said...

Lovely work once again Jeni. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you and family have a lovely holiday season however you celebrate it! Cheers and take care