I seem to have made a lot of drawstring bags in recent times - soccer boots bag, produce bags and gift bags for charity. Well, here's another - a simple, unlined drawstring laundry bag.
One of my sons asked if I'd make him a bag that he could use in place of plastic bags - to throw his sports clothes in after exercising before work.
I do like it when family members ask me to make items that are quick and easy. Without timing myself, I'm estimating 15 minutes max to whip up this bag.
Once again I used expensive linen, the same as Little Miss' soccer boots bag. Why cut into really good fabric for a bag that's going to see some pretty rough treatment? He wanted black, and that's what was in my stash. Besides, it'll stand up to the wear and tear of being washed over and over.
A quick project, but a satisfying one.
You might wonder how I'm going with my 100 drawstring bags challenge. I began the project in late January, and by the beginning of February, I had 17 bags sewn - off to a really good start. Sadly, progress has stalled. In the intervening three months, I've only sewn one bag.
Seems I haven't been able to sustain my enthusiasm for sewing multiples of the same project - at least not without significant breaks. My machine is just back from a service. Time to unpack it and get back to the challenge.
Do you and your family use drawstring bags?
I'll be adding this drawstring bag to the Drawstring Bags link party here at Threading My Way. There are over 100 bags in the collection - lots of ideas and inspiration.