Drawstring Project Bags Revisited

A few Iron Craft challenges back I made myself a drawstring project bag. Ever since I’ve been wanting to make more, so all my projects in the works can be neatly in bags instead of piled on the coffee table. So, I was at Joanns this weekend and fat quarters were on sale for $1. Fat quarters are a great size for making these with only a little waste. Plus the Doctor Who fabrics were on sale too! Here are my two new bags.
I made the bags slightly bigger this time, starting with pieces of fabric that were 15″ wide by 18″ tall. These are bags that can hold larger projects than just a sock or mitten, I have a light mohair sweater in one and the other one is big enough to hold my chart keeper for doing my peacock mittens.

I bought 1/2″ yard of the Tardis fabric and two red fat quarters for the Doctor Who bag. The outside of the other bag is actually made from a large linen placemat I picked up in Sweden years ago. I had picked out the hemmed edges and embroidered over some of the design somewhere down the line. It is lined with two black fat quarters with a swirly design. I used some 1/4″ bias tape I had on hand for the drawstrings. This time I made the drawstring channel closer to 3/4″ wide and it was much easier to feed the string through.
On the Doctor Who bag I also added a pocket to the inside. I just hemmed a square and sewed it to the right side of one of the lining pieces before sewing the lining together. I piece of velcro holds it shut to hold things like extra stitch markers and a row counter. (I actually have enough Tardis and red fabric left to make a little zipper bag and plan on adding one to hang from the drawstring soon.)

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