Friday, January 22, 2016

TGIFF - A New Addiction

I've taken a break from my zippered pouch addiction...because I have found a new addiction.  An awesome tutorial by In Color Order for lined drawstring bags.  What a great tutorial.  Thanks to Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge for sharing the tutorial.

I'm tempted to purchase the pattern for the other bag sizes...but I think I need to slow down on this addiction before it gets out of hand.

You can make your own ties out of fabric or use ribbon.  I made three with different types of ribbon and one with fabric ties.


These are great stash-busting projects.


I thought it was fitting to take the photo in the same place that I acknowledged I had an addiction with zippered pouches.


And who do I think I'm kidding???  I'll be making more.

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25 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Those bags look fun to make... And are a great way to use up some stash fabric you don't know what else to do with. I bet you are going to fill your drawstring bags with pouches. They look so bright and cheery sitting in the snow!

the momma said...

cute!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

They are too cute! They look so bright and cheery next to the snow. I've got this tutorial bookmarked for future use, I can see them being good for goody bags!

Valerie Levy said...

Uh-oh...there ya go again!

Valerie Levy said...

Uh-oh...there ya go again!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Adorable! There are so many ways to use these. You're off to a great start and will have a dozen or so in no time. lol

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Those seem perfect to use as gift bags too!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

They look great! I love the idea of gifting at Christmas in bags like this that are reusable instead of with lots of paper that gets thrown away.

Debbie At The Quilt Journal said...

I love your draw string pouches- they are adorable- great for using up stash and wrapping that special little present......the only thing is the bag is so nice I think their expectation of whats inside may go way up ! lol!

Izzy said...

Those bags are so cute! I really like the fabrics you chose for each one and I can totally see how they would be addictive! :-)

Lisa J. said...

Oh, Oh, I think I may be making some of these soon.

Anonymous said...

Very cute bags! I broke down and got the pattern a while back. :)

Brianna said...

Bags are one of my favourite things to make. I think "quick" projects like this (compared to quilts) make it easy to get addicted. So many possibilities and it doesn't take a big time commitment.

Karen said...

Your bags are adorable and they are addicting. I have made many of them for beads of courage. I bought the pattern so I could make the tiny bags. They are even more adorable. I keep my wonder clips in my tiny bag. Buying the pattern for me was a good investment. Have fun.

Julie said...

I think when you find something that works for your purpose it's wonderful! I, too, did a dance with the zipper bags for many weeks, but never burned out. I have not yet done the drawstring bags. I'll check out your pattern rec's. I love your bright colors here. Sure does brighten up a winter scene.

Sandra Walker said...

Theses make me smile! I love seeing them all together on the picnic bench. Some great fabrics there!!

Zenia Rene said...

These bags are super cute and will be a somewhat "instant gratification" project when I NEED a quick finish. Thanks for sharing Anja!

Dena said...

These are very cute, may I ask what you are going to use them for?

Cheryl said...

I have made one of those bags and I agree that is a great pattern and additive. Your bags are very nice!

Teje said...

These are so fun and you have picked lovely fabrics! I should make some new. x Teje

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Aren't they fun?! I know I have made a few too, and a few zippered pouches.

That Crafty Cara said...

Ha ha! I participated in the swap last summer, and yes, they are monstrously addictive. I think I made eight...love the pattern.

Jayne said...

I've seen these and thought they would be so fun to make! Your's are so cute! Maybe I better give it a try one day...on my list!

KaHolly said...

Oh, what fun!, I do the same thing! My latest addiction was making crayon wallets. XO

Lara B. said...

Goodness these bags are so pretty Anja! They seem like they would be a great way to use fabrics that aren't slotted for quilt projects too.