November 01, 2018

TGIFF - Drawstring Bag

Welcome to this week's edition of TGIFF! Are we all on a Halloween candy sugar high? Just me? We suddenly have an abundance of every kind of treat available in the house, so my willpower is kind of losing the battle, lol. All of the gummy treats are safe, though. That's one treat that doesn't tempt me at all 😊

Whether you're joining me on a sugar high or not, it's great to have you join me for a party to celebrate our finishes. If this is your first time here, I hope you like what you see. You're invited to sign up for The Bulletin, which I send out on the 16th of each month. It includes some news from me, a favourite recipe and a fun collection of things to make. As a subscriber, you'll also receive my Wind Farm quilt pattern, which is only available to subscribers. When you subscribe, be sure to check the box that says 'email', which gives me permission to contact you by email to send The Bulletin.

Before I share my finish for the week, have you seen this post by Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts? She does a great job of detailing the costs involved with running a quilt pattern design business and shared some wonderful ways for us all to support our favourite designers. It's definitely worth reading!

And now, on to the finishes!

Over the summer my friend Dawn asked me to make a drawstring bag for her son, which I made using Jeni B's tutorial on her blog, which is one of the sizes available in the pattern which she has available for sale. The bag comes together so quickly, and I kept seeing people making the bag in all the other sizes too, so I knew it was only a matter of time before I bought the pattern so I could make more. Then Dawn asked me to make her a larger bag to use as her lunch bag and off I went to buy the pattern 😊
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
This bag is the Artist size, which the pattern says is big enough for a sketchbook and pencils, but apparently is also big enough for a stack of 3 plastic containers, with plenty of room to spare. I think Dawn will have room for her lunch and another lunch to share, lol.
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
I used a Michael Miller print from the Glam Girls line and Northcott solids in black and a coordinating yellow, after sending Dawn pictures of 4 or 5 different fabric combinations to pick from. The sequins on the Michael Miller fabric were the clear favourite.

I even thought to add one of my tags to the inside of the bag, though next time I'll try to put it a little lower so the stitching for the drawstring casing doesn't go right through the tag.
Drawstring bag | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
That's my finish for the week, which means that now it's your turn! Link up your finishes so we can come admire them and don't forget to visit some of the other links to admire their finishes.



7 comments:

  1. Cute bag, cute fabrics, and I love your labels! No candy here; we don't get any trick or treaters. I'll take your gummies, though! :-)

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  2. Previous years most of the candy has gone into the freezer where it slowly disappears. Not sure how that happens lol. This year my daughter has a better idea of how much she got so I'm not sure that'll work. It's a cute finish, I should make some for Christmas wrapping so I'll be ready. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Very sweet bag, lovely fabrics! They would make great gift. Thanks so much for hosting this week!

    -Soma

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  4. oh that is really cute! and a great way to carry your things!!

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  5. That's a really awesome bag - it can hold so much!

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  6. That's one of my favourite patterns. I love that print.

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