Hey. Karline here, stepping in for Niamh to bring you your weekly dose of project inspiration. This week’s drawstring bag tutorial should probably get credited to my mom, a former home ec teacher who used it to teach sewing basics to me when I was but a wee crafter, then to my 4-H group, then to my entire fourth-grade class. I have no idea how many times I’ve made this bag.
It’s an old standby that’s fantastically versatile: Make a teeny one out of fancy fabric and you’ve got a luxurious jewelry pouch. Make a giant one out of canvas and you’ve got a laundry bag. Over the years I’ve experimented and found a process I like … here, I’ll show you.