Simple Drawstring Bag with Fabric from Fabricworm

Last week, I posted a tutorial on this simple empire waist dress that I made from the adorable camper fabric that sent me. Well, they also sent me this awesome organic bear fabric from the same line. I combined it with the adorable bicycle fabric to make this simple drawstring bag.

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!

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