Recent Drawstring Bag Finishes

Monday, October 3, 2022


Happy Monday! Today I have a bunch of finished drawstring bags to share!

First up is this cute pencil drawstring bag that I finished this past weekend. I used the easy going (2 fabric) variation from my expansion pattern for this one, in the Everything size.

Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern + Expansion Pattern


I was cleaning in the sewing room on Saturaday and I found the pieces for this bag already cut out! It was a leftover from when I was writing the expansion pattern. I felt like I needed quick finish, so it seemed like the right time to finally stitch it up. This pencil print is one of my favorites, it's an old Erin McMorris* collection called Noteworthy. The lining fabric is even older from Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket*.


I was so excited to use this super bright neon pink paracord*. It is so hard to photograph, it glows! I love how it pulls the pink out of the print too. I finished it off with some 3/4" beehive wooden beads.


I felt a pull to use a black background print for the main exterior of a bag, so I chose this Rifle Paper Co print from Strawberry Fields*. For the rest I used a coordinating solid and a favorite print from Doe* by Carolyn Friedlander.


I love how this one turned out! It is almost a little Halloween-y with the black and orange. I have been trying to make more reels on Instagram and I ended up making one while I made this bag. You can see it here. This is a project size from the drawstring bag pattern. I finished it off with some black ruler twill tape.

Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern


I've only ever made 1 or 2 diagonal string drawstring bags and I was itching to make a new one! So I dug into my scrap bin for this one and went with a sherberty color scheme.



This is probably my favorite drawstring bag in this bunch! I love that each side ends up being different, it's like two bags in one! This is the foundation pieced variation in the expansion pattern, made in the Everything size. I finished it off with antique ruler twill tape and 3/4" beehive wooden beads.

Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern + Expansion Pattern


This next drawstring bag was the result of a personal challenge. I have a tough time getting things done at the end of the day, especially from about 4:30pm onwards. Michael comes home at 6:00pm, so I often struggle to stay focused on work and end up cleaning, prepping dinner or just relaxing instead. Well, 5:00pm rolled around and I decided to see just how fast I could make a Tiny size bag from choosing fabrics to finishing it. It took me 30 minutes, which included taking some photos and posting progress on instagram as I went!

Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern


I made the entire bag from scraps, featuring this adorable vintage fabric for the main bag body. It's just a small swatch and I've had it for years, not knowing what to do with it. I used every inch of it for this bag! It feels so good to finally use it up. I finished it up with some white paracord and 3/4" beehive wooden beads.

Phew! That's a lot of bags. I am just trying to get into top form ahead of my annual Lined Drawstring Bag Sew Along! Coming in November :)

Happy Sewing!

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4 comments :

Charlotte M. said...

Love all your bags. I have made a couple over the years. My daughter uses one for her knitting. What do you do with all the bags you make? Do you use them for gifting?

Jeni Baker said...

Thank you! I use them for gifting, knitting, traveling. I also just make an extraordinary number as samples for my patterns :)

Anonymous said...

All so cute!! Doris

Charlotte Newland said...

tiny bag or giant Jen?