Quilts will always be our favorite thing to make, but this adorable drawstring bag designed by Stacy Iest Hsu might sway us just a little. We are a sucker for cute things, and this little guy certainly is that. It is great for keeping your WIPs together when you’re traveling, and makes a pretty re-useable gift bag! Stuff it with some of Stacy’s cowboy panel buddies and a few baby items for an unforgettable baby shower gift.
Check out all of these fun drawstring bags that our quilty staff made! Because it is a basic bag, everyone has put their own spin on it as well, changing up the lining, pockets, and even the size to make a matching wine tote! This is a basic recipe – choose fabrics that mix or pop, add buttons for accent, embroider initials on the pocket – put your own twist on it and have fun!
What you’ll need:
2 – 4” x 15” rectangles (lining)
2 – 3” x 15” rectangles (top)
2 – 1 ½” x 15” rectangles (drawstring channel)
2 – 7” x 15” rectangles (body)
2 – 5” x 15” rectangles (bottom)
1 – 5” x 5 ½” rectangle (optional front pocket)
44” piece of 1” bias tape, folded in half and topstitched down. Use your preferred method or see how Stacy does it here:
Once you’ve got that all cut and ready to go, press play and sew along with Stacy!