I've made lined drawstring bags before, but the tutorial I followed was not there anymore. And to be honest, I had no understanding of the whole construction at all. So I took the class and it was great ... really really great. You have the downloadable pattern as well as the videos. Kristin broke down the process into easy-to-understand segments. Besides, you can go with your comfortable pace and watch as many times as you need.
So, on Saturday I watched the drawstring bag portion of the class and made this:
To make sure I really get it this time, on Sunday, without watching the video, I made another one:
I randomly chose some colorful pieces from the Color Wheel Quilt leftovers (and I have A LOT of leftovers!) to piece together the center panel. Got a bit lazy with the drawstrings and used some ribbons from stash instead (the color may be a bit too dark ... perhaps replace them later if I find something more matching.) I even added a trim and make it more roomy by sewing across the two bag corners. I love this one because it just fits my current project need:
The bag is big enough for a whole cone of Pony 2-ply (3500 yards!), with which I am making a sampler afghan using tiny (US 0) needles. Instead of making 8" square blocks, mine would be 4" ones. And they are pretty cute:
It's certainly an impulsive project since I already have another afghan on the needles:
|Magical Mosaic Afghan|