I have been fascinated with drawstring bags lately. They are so practical and useful. I often have little projects that I take with me but they get thrown into a larger bag, yarns get tangled, threads become confused, and needles abound poking me every chance they get. I decided to make a drawstring bag to contain each of my projects. When I am ready to go, I can easily grab a bag or two and take it with me.
Made in all different sizes and in fancy fabrics, they can be useful for all occasions. A friend of mine whipped up some gorgeous hand stitched silk bags perfect for a night at the opera. Add a few straps and the simple drawstring bag becomes a useful backpack. Add a grommet and the bag becomes a yarn bag to keep your yarn from rolling away. Made tiny, they are treat bags for kids birthday parties or gift bags for diamonds and pearls (hint, hint).
I have decided to do a series of posts on drawstring bags. How to make them, how to use them, how to adapt them for every purpose. It's going to be a fun journey. Easy enough for beginners, useful enough for seasoned seamsters.