I have been busy making a lot of draw string bags. In fact, I have made 26 over the last month and a half. Some of them have already been given away, so you will just have to believe me. ;)
I like using the pants bag tutorials by Jennifer at Glinda Quilts to make the quick, simple bags. Here is her tutorial for the basic bag and here is her tutorial for the casing I like. I cut my gift bags out at 10 inches square and the casing at 9.75 by 5 inches. For the large bags I cut them out at 18 inches square and the casing at 17.75 by 5 inches. I find that cutting the casing a quarter inch shorter helps reduce some of the bulk at the sides.
Here are all of the boyish bags.
And here are all of the girlish bags.
And here are all of the bags ready to be given away.
I love to give these bags as gifts to family and friends. Young children love them for toys, and I love them for traveling and organizing. I keep all of the phone and tablet chargers in my bag when I am traveling. I also keep all of my clips for hanging quilts for pictures in another bag. While 26 bags is a lot, I know they will go fast. 5 have already been given away and 12 more are already designated for someone. I have plans for making even more before Christmas, but I think I need a little break.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out for more inspiration.