Ruler Paper Drawstring Bag + New Twill Tape

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

two bags
Happy Wednesday! I have some hope news and a couple of new project bags to share today!

twill tape
First up, I am stocking two new styles of twill tape in my online shop! A plain black 1/2" wide twill tape and a black ruler twill tape! Twill is still my favorite thing to use for drawstring bags, I'm excited to have some new options available. I made two new bags to show them off!

You can find them both here: Cotton Twill Tape

ruler bag
I thought it would be cute to pair the ruler twill tape with a notebook themed drawstring bag! I pieced together this lined paper exterior for one side of the bag. I think it turned out pretty good! It was a good excuse to dig into my scrap bin.

ruler closeup
ruler closeup
I continued the theme with a blue striped lining fabric. I thought the accent fabric had kind of a composition notebook vibe to it. This is the project size bag from my Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern. Will be perfect for holding my next craft project!

berry bag close
berry open
For the plain black twill tape I finally cut into this strawberry black cat fabric I've been saving. It's a canvas weight fabric, so I paired it with some essex linen. It felt like a good opportunity to incorporate some variations from my Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern. I did the bottom accent variation and moved the drawstring opening closer to the top of the bag.

I like how the black twill highlights the black cats! I finished off both bags with some 3/4" round wooden beads.

shop site
In other shop news, I've refreshed all the photos for my patterns. Hopefully it will now be easier to tell which listings are for PDF downloads and which are for paper patterns!

Pattern: Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern, Lined Drawstring Bag Expansion Pattern
Notions: Cotton Twill Tape, Round Wooden Beads

Happy Sewing!


  1. I like the strawberry and kitty fabric bag.

  2. Both of these bags are so cute. I'm going to be placing an order for that new twill tape. Of all the bags I've made with your pattern, I have never made my own drawstrings--always choosing to use twill tape.

  3. will have to put your bag on my craft list...have your Daisy pattern and your book...I wonder if you could answer this question. I lived in Houston for almost 20 years and now live 3 hours away...I would go to the Houston Quilt Show and wondered where the PRO Quilters like yourself put your booth. I don't think it was on the first floor because the vendors and quilts are there and the food area has grown a lot etc....thanks.

  4. OMG the strawberry and cat print is just too cuuuute!!


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