I love finding good tutorials online. I came across this amazingly simple drawstring bag tutorial by Diary of a Quilter. I made a few modifications to come up with this little bag that would be great for storing blocks or toys.
The first modification I made was that I wanted to use 2 fabrics. So I just cut two pieces and sewed them together.
The square is 18X18 inches and the rectangle is 18X5 inches.
I just put them right sides together and stitched away.
For the rest of the bag, I just followed the tutorial on Diary of a Quilter. No need for me to repost all of those steps, just check out her blog!
But, the other change I made was to use the bike fabric for the drawstring instead of ribbon. I thought ribbon would make it too girly and I also thought it would be fun to repeat that bike fabric up on the top.
I simply just made my own bias tape and top stitched along the top and bottom. This is a great tutorial on making your own bias tape.
I love how this little bag turned out! The simplicity of the pattern really shows off the adorable fabric. It would be so cute in a little boy's room, sitting on the shelf holding his little treasures inside.
Thanks again, Fabricworm for the adorable fabric!