Make a Drawstring Gift Bag

I am loving watching all the great gifts from my fellow designers, but I am so pleased to present this one to you. I don’t know when I first made these, but I am guessing late 90’s or early 00’s!  

I use them all the time and thought you might like them.  They are great for stashing so many things – sewing kit, makeup, knitting supplies and more.

Here is another version I made. I love what the stripes do. In the first one I used a great dotted ribbon. This one I used something called Paracord that you can get at Michaels or AC Moore (and many other places). I like it because it melts on the end and there is no fraying.

There is good news…it takes less than an hour! The first one might take you a little longer, but really you can make a few of these very quickly. You can use your Purple Thang to string the ribbon/cord if you have one. I love to use my tools when I can!

This pattern is now available for purchase here.

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  1. November 22, 2019 / 4:42 PM

    I loved making this little bag, Kathleen, and my daughters adored it! They’re so sweet and a great way to use a gorgeous, statement print.

    • kathleenquilts
      November 23, 2019 / 2:55 PM

      I am so glad you loved it and I am sure your daughters can even help! Larger circles bigger bags too.

  2. November 22, 2019 / 5:06 PM

    I have seen drawstring bag tutorials before but I love your version. Thank you.

    • kathleenquilts
      November 23, 2019 / 2:55 PM

      Thanks so much!

  3. inquiringquilter
    November 22, 2019 / 5:09 PM

    What a pretty little bag, and so useful too. Love the idea of the paracord. Gotta remember that!

    • kathleenquilts
      November 23, 2019 / 2:55 PM

      The paracord is awesome and Purple Thang was really helpful for a silly little tool.

  4. Sue D
    November 22, 2019 / 8:33 PM

    thank you–what a cute drawstring bag.

    • kathleenquilts
      November 23, 2019 / 2:56 PM

      Thanks, Sue!

  5. November 23, 2019 / 2:37 PM

    Hi Kathleen! I’m not falling for this squirrel project, you temptress you. But this IS a sweet bag . . . and you know it’ll hang out in the back of my mind, taunting me to make one. I can see where this would come in handy for so many different uses. Toys for Dominic and Addison spring to mind. Great project! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      November 23, 2019 / 2:54 PM

      Or teacher supplies…or jewelry…or the list goes on! But I hear you, no squirrels from this corner of the world are entering your studio!

  6. Jacqueline Hale
    November 23, 2019 / 4:29 PM

    Thank you for a wonderful pattern!

    • kathleenquilts
      December 1, 2019 / 1:04 PM

      Thank you, Jacqueline.

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