My mom and I both own several vintage sewing machines. We obviously can’t have all of them out and in use all the time. So my mom made drawstring bags for us to store the extra cords and foot pedals in. I thought it was such a neat idea! I have made some drawstring bags in the past, but wanted to try out some different styles.
This week I made bags in two different sizes. Instead of a ribbon casing at the very top, the casing is two inches down creating a gathered embellishment when the bag is closed.
The smaller bag can easily fit a pint size mason jar and the larger bag can hold a quart size jar. I’m picturing jars of apple butter and cookie mixes for gift giving, but obviously the bags can be used to hold anything you want!
To make your bags pick out two coordinating cotton fabrics and matching ribbon. Select which size you want your bag to be and cut the pieces using the measurements listed below.
You can whip up a bag in only 30 minutes using my step-by-step tutorial HERE!
Will you be making some of these drawstring bags?? I have a feeling as soon as my daughters see them I will have to make several more in cute kid prints for all their games and toys!
I’ll be back next week with another new video. Until then, Happy Sewing!