Drawstring Gift Bags

PrettyInPatchworkI love Threadbias which is a on line community of sewists, and earlier this year I joined their Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew Along.

We’re using the book Pretty In Patchwork Holidays by John q. Adams and choosing projects every month to complete.  May’s project are these darling Drawstring Gift Bags:

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I used one Moda Candy precut of Odds n’ Ends by Cosmo Cricket which allowed me to make two bags. I chose natural linen and some red checked fabric from my stash to complete the project. Instead of buying bias tape, I made my own using some of the same checked fabric I used for the lining.

I sent one of these to New Hampshire as the “packaging” for my mother’s gift for Mother’s Day. I’m hanging on to the second one for now.

This was a super fun, very quick project!!!