Thursday, June 16, 2016

Personalized Drawstring Bags : :

It's become tradition that when my niece comes to visit, Haila, Ceci, and I plan a sleepover sewing session to tackle a new little project. Last vacation it was pillows, this time we decided on a pair of Drawstring Bags, personalized with their initials, with a quilt as you go twist!

Personalized Drawstring Bags

These adorable bags started with Bari J.'s new, gorgeous Joie De Vivre Joyeux Alphabet panel. We fussy cut and framed each letter, creating little log cabin style blocks using my quick quilt as you go method!

Joie de Vivre Joyeux Alphabet Panel by Bari J.

Framed Initials

The girls each picked fabrics to pair with their letter and I love what they chose -- a Blossom Lavish print in aqua blue for Ceci & a sweet Garden Paperie print for Haila!

C for Ceci

H for Haila

These drawstring bags were so much fun to make! If you're looking for a sweet, functional projects to stitch up with a young sewer in your life, I definitely suggest you add these to the list! You can find the tutorial, with just a few slight modifications, at Svetlana's blog s.o.t.a.k Handmade!

Personalized Drawstring Bags

Personalized Drawstring Bags

♡ Maureen  


  1. Those are so unique and pretty. Love them!

  2. Love them! I am teaching my granddaughter to sew so am always looking for simple projects she can be proud of. :)

  3. Love to see young ladies learning any type of needlework...they are beautiful and the bags are so sweet...need to look for that panel!

  4. Gorgeous, Maureen! Where did you find the alphabet panel? I love that!

  5. Gorgeous, Maureen! Where did you find the alphabet panel? I love that!


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