On my travels this summer around various quilt shops (Row by Row Experience and also a July Shop Hop) , I picked up some cute fabric.
These were just fat quarters that one shop had on sale. My two grandsons, who live in British Columbia, are going on a road trip to see the dinosaur exhibit in Drumheller, Alberta. I didn't know what to do with these fabrics but my daughter Laila, their mom, suggested bags.
So, I searched online for instructions on how to make lined, drawstring bags.
There are several tutorials out there and once I watched them and read the instructions, I was on my way.
I have a lot of cotton/polyester broadcloth and so that's what I used for the lining.
I think this darker one is my favourite. I'm really not a dinosaur fan but these two pieces of fabric are just so cute.
I found a brand new package of twill tape in my stash and that's what I used for the drawstring. I opted to sew the ends together instead of just tying them closed.
I decided to line them so that they were a tad stronger. After all, they were going to be used by two very active little boys - aged five and seven. The bags were so much fun to make and oh, so easy. I can now make them in any size. I'm so pleased with how they turned out.
Now I have some repair jobs to do and a quilt backing to put together.