Christmas presents: a drawstring bag, and plastic bag storage

22 Dec

I haven’t posted in a while – but I have been sewing!

One thing I have sewn is a plastic bag holder for my mother, a few weeks ago. My sister-in-law saw it and asked for one for Christmas, and I thought I would share it here.

I used this fabric from eBay (ceb1909), and a tutorial from ‘craftiness is not optional’, though I slightly changed how the ribbon is pinned in – after it comes out of the seam, I fold it back out the top of the fabric holder, as I noticed the one I made my mum fell in a weird position because the ribbon was facing into the bag.

Here is the finished thing!



A little saggy without any bags!

I wanted to also buy her a present so I bought a gorgeous pocket mirror from notonthehighstreet, which I decided to make a little drawstring bag for – using a tutorial from ‘georgina giles‘. It was a little more difficult than I’d hoped, but I think I got it! I might try a lined one (like the one from ‘threading my way‘) next time, but here is the finished product:


I love the colour of the cord (from John Lewis)

I am really pleased with them, though my stitching could have been neater. I’ll keep practising!


What presents have you made this year?


2 Responses to “Christmas presents: a drawstring bag, and plastic bag storage”


  1. Sew Selfless September: a pillowcase and an eye mask | Creative Saturdays - 06/09/2014

    […] used some of the fabric which I used for her Christmas presents, and bought some purple lingerie elastic as I didn’t know how big her head is and it has […]

  2. A new laundry bag from curtains | Creative Saturdays - 27/01/2016

    […] previously used a different tutorial for a lined drawstring bag, but that felt unnecessary for a laundry bag, so I wanted something a little simpler. I found the […]

Please leave a comment :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: