Monday, 22 March 2021

Sewn by YOU ~ Drawstring Tote Bag

I just love this pieced and quilted little bag!! Wouldn't you love to receive this as a present.

Kellie - Gigi Made It - used my tutorial as the basis to make this bag. Using fabric scraps left over from another project, Kellie pieced and quilted an adorable patchwork bag, giving it away as a present to her lucky sister.

Kellie is an experienced seamstress, so I'm flattered by her comment...
Pam’s tutorial instructions are so thorough that you can’t help but turn out a polished little bag.

The tutorial for the Drawstring Fabric Basket with Handles was written over seven years ago. At the time I made two baskets as presents - one to store matchbox cars, and the other for storing craft gear.

Since then I've made one for me. Initially it was a sewing basket to take to quilting retreats, but now it stores fabric scraps - I throw scraps in as I sew, ready to sort when I have time.

Over the years, readers have shown me many bags which have served many different purposes... knitting bag, lunch tote, small toy storage, pencil case, gift basket, to name a few:

One tutorial - endless possibilities, limited only by your imagination.

Do you enjoy sewing presents for others?

Because of the drawstring cord, this basket is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

... Pam


  1. So good to see a post from you! I hope the flooding didn't affect you. I can't see the instagram photo, it just shows as a link.


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