Saturday 24 March 2018

Showcasing ~ Patchwork Drawstring Toy Bag ~ Tutorial

Take a mini fabric panel, combine it with scraps of fabric, plus pre-loved shirts or pillowcases, and you have a pretty drawstring bag. Today's showcased tutorial will step you through the process. 

Learn how to make a patchwork drawstring bag with fussy cutting and scrap fabric. Tutorial by Sum of their Stories

Julie, from Sum of their Stories, shows how to make a fully lined Patchwork Drawstring Bag, that's the perfect size for storing wooden blocks. Size it up or down to suit all manner of toys. For the larger pieces of fabric, Julie utilised parts of a pre-loved pillowcase and two shirts. You could just as easily choose fabric from your stash. This is a great project for busting some of those pieces of scrap fabric that may be accumulating in your stash.

Julie added her Patchwork Drawstring Bag to the Drawstring Bags link party. You might like to check out the following tutorials at the Drawstring Bags linky...
  • Drawstring Gift Bag
  • Selvedge Drawstring Bag
  • Shirt Sleeve Bag
  • No Zip Pencil Case
  • Yoga Mat Bag

Is your scrap fabric stash growing at an alarming rate like mine?

... Pam


  1. I saw that bag the other day in the wilds of the internet - I haven't seen that kind of drawstring casing before - I'll be trying it out - I think it adds a pretty little touch because it's a bit ruffled :)

    My stash isn't growing as quickly as it used to - I'm trying really hard to reduce my fabric purchases :D I still like to shop so I've been buying zippers and flex frames and charms and patterns and split rings instead - shoppers gonna shop! ;)

  2. It seems that the more I sew my scraps the more I have!! 😀😀

  3. Pam, have you seen the scrap quilt a long on ? A good way to use up those scraps, rainbow style!

    1. Thanks for the heads up, Sheila. This is one that you could work on bit by bit. I like the way each block is totally different.

  4. thanks for the helpful informative article


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