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Friday
Jul132012

Easy Drawstring Bag: Four New Sizes!

My creative mind does not work in a super linear fashion, and as a result, I'm always juggling a handful of projects at once. I somehow manage to keep all of these various projects quite well organized, if I do say so myself. How? Easy Drawstring Bags, loads of 'em!  Some big, some small, some bright, some subtle, the more I make the more I use and not just for knitting and sewing. I find they come in handy all the time, as a cute gift wrapping alternative, a toiletry sack, a shoe bag, a pajama pouch, the list goes on!

Actually, we originally designed the Easy Drawstring Bag to store a bundle of colorful Felt Jelly Bean Bags, but since then it has become an integral part of all of our lives, tidily tucking away all sorts of things. And so, when our dear friends from Martha Stewart asked us to do a post for their wonderful Craft Department blog, picking which project to share was a no brainer. You can visit us at Martha Stewart right here!

For this new version of the Easy Drawstring Bag, we created four more sizes and we gave them a fresh look with some of our very favorite fabrics. We chose Kokka's timeless Small and Large Ginghams, as well as the slightly nubbly, handsome blues of Kiyohara's Upholstery Weight and Linen Blend Solids. To jazz up these classic colors and prints, we paired them with the richly textured, cotton-linen Fishtail Braided Cording and electric Neon Lacing. You can find these and even more fabric and trim options right here!

For instructions on how to make these super fast and simple Easy Drawstring Bags visit the project journal right here!  -Laura

Reader Comments (6)

These look like fun! I love making bags for wrapping gifts.
July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Infinitely useful, yes. But also look great. I particularly like the ones with the neon yellow/green cords with the greys and navys-very fashion forward!
July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie
The bigger one is handy to take on holiday and keep your laundry in!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimone
A great idea, might have to make some for bits and bobs on my impending holiday!
July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdreamalittledreamalot
As always, you guys ROCK! I love these. Thanks so much. Just got back from a trip where I was telling myself I needed to make an assortment of bags to contain/control things while traveling. Your pattern is awesome. Love the bright drawstrings as it makes it easy to find the bags stuffed in luggage. I always look forward to your postings and appreciate the great customer service I get when calling the store or ordering on-line.
July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline
Very, very cute. I'm always collecting patterns for a good drawstring bag for my knitting projects, and this may be my new favorite!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrissy

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