Recent Drawstring Bags + Beehive Beads Restock

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a few recent lined drawstring bags to share and some shop news.

After almost a year and a half of waiting, I finally was able to restock the Beehive Wooden Beads in my shop! I've been patient, never quite giving up that I could get them again. I'm excited to be able to use them in my projects and share them with you too. They come in two sizes, 3/4" and 1". Both have a 5/16" hole, so they work great with lots of drawstring bag tie options!

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For reference, here is the 1" bead on 1/2" twill tape.

You can find both bead sizes in my shop here: Beehive Wooden Beads

Now onto the projects! The first drawstring bag I have to share is this spooky one. I've been making at least one Halloween drawstring bag every year for the last few years, so I was due to make one for this year. You can see past Halloween projects here: Handmade Halloween Project Round-up. For this bag, I used one of my very favorite fabrics, Magic Meows* by Alexander Henry. I have yardage of this print squirreled away to back my next Halloween quilt, but I also have a smaller piece that I cut into for this bag.

This is the project size bag made using the bottom accent variation included in the expansion pattern, and I already have a knitting project in it!

I finished off the bag with some black twill tape and one of my custom woven labels.

The other drawstring bag I made recently was to wrap a baby quilt that I gave to a friend. This one is the artist size from my pattern, which is my go-to size for wrapping baby quilts. The star print (from Hello Love* by Heather Bailey) was already used for a drawstring bag a few years ago: Lined Drawstring Gift Bags. I still had some left, and it coordinated with the quilt so I decided to use it again.

For this bag I decided to use paracord and some wooden beads to make it a little extra special.

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 :

  1. These are all great! I just started knitting and have been searching for the perfect bag. Time to get the fabric and pattern out and make my own! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a huge fan of Halloween so I think I will try using that fabric.


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