Jan 3, 2014

A Giveaway and a Tutorial!



I have been wanting to make one of these "Lined Drawstring Bags" for a long time, I think they are so cute!
I have a board dedicated to them on Pinterest, here.
Jeni Baker, author of the blog, In Color Order designed the pattern, and you can find it on her blog.  
The bag pattern can be made in many sizes, but the smallest size is written as a tutorial and can be found here.

I decided to try out my new sewing machine, and I made 4 Lined Drawstring Bags :)
This is the fabric I chose for the first bag, it's from a Mary Engelbreit line.


I love it, and it was fun and easy to make!


One of the things I love about this bag, is that it's completely lined.


I liked the bag so much, that I made another one in blue.


Oh, how sweet!


Now there are two :)


I looked through my stash and found this combination.
Riley Blake chevron, Anna Maria Horner and Sandy Gervais.
Instead of using fabric for the drawstrings, I used some twill tape.


 There is too much light in this photo, sorry.
This bag pattern can be addicting...



Doesn't the green chevron pair well with the bright pink?


There's that pretty lining, it's almost a shame to hid it!


I had time to make one more, Little Apples by Aneela Hooey.


I have a thing for red and aqua together, and children themes.


Each side is different from the other.


I like the lining, it's from the "Red Riding Hood line".


I made 4 lined drawstring bags in two evenings.



I'm offering this bag in the giveaway!!!
I hope you love it as much as I do :)


You have 3 chances to win this bag.

1.  Become a follower on my blog (Join this site to the right of the    blog).  If you already have, just tell me that you already follow.
2.  Leave me a comment.
3.  Like my Facebook page here.

The Giveaway ends on Sunday,  Jan 5 @ 11:00 pm Pacific time.
I'll post the name of the winner on Monday, Jan 6.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing from all of you :)

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37 comments:

  1. I'm a follower through bloglovin :)

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  2. Adorable bags! I've made one but definitely see more of them in my future.

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  3. I'm already a happy follower!

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  4. I love your drawstring bags - I haven't made any yet but when I do I shall be using red/aqua too!!

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  5. Love the bag!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Gosh those bags are cute!!! I already follow you via Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance!! Love the measuring tape for draw strings (is that what they are called??!!)

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  7. I already like you on FB - thanks for an extra chance!!

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  8. Loving the fabrics you chose for each bag - bright and cheerful!!

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  9. I love your bags! I may have to make one!

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  10. These bags are so cute! I will have to make some myself.

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  11. I already liked and follow on fb too!!!!!

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  12. I love your little bags!!!! Very pretty!!!! Thanks for the give away!!!

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  13. Cute bags - thanks for the chance to win. I signed up to follow you and already 'Like' you on fb, and read your blog daily.

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  14. I've made a few of these before and I love how easy they are! Love Aneela Hoey fabric too! Thanks!

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  15. What delightful bags! And what a great way to showcase fun fabric! I'm a happy follower of your blog.

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  16. I like you on Facebook. Thanks again.

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  17. I follow it all :) love the bags!! --lindsay

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  18. I see so many uses for these delightful bags! Toting cosmetics for traveling, gift giving, keeping sewing projects, and entertaining kids (my granddaughter loves to tote small toys around in pouches and bags). Thanks for sharing!

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  19. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON FB.
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  20. HAPPY TO FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN' !
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  21. HI, THESE ARE SO ADORABLE AND USEFUL FOR UMPTEEN THINGS!
    THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+TODAYS HINTS+A SWELL GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  22. I am a follower and I love your blot and I love the bags

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  23. I follow you on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

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  24. I follow you via GFC! awolk at rogers dot com

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  25. These bags are truly gorgeous! I love the colour combinations! awolk at rogers dot com

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  26. Just lovely....I do like red and aqua together, too!

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  27. I love the bags and the colors too! You alway use such lovely fabric! Just stopping by to say happy new year too and all the best in 2014!

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