One of my favourite go-to patterns is the Lined Drawstring Bag by Jeni @ In Color Order. Jeni shares a free tutorial for one of the sizes, but you can purchase the pattern to get eight different sizes.
I decided to try the Tiny size. I need a small bag to carry my mouth guard when I travel. It's usual plastic case is too bulky and cumbersome (includes a repair kit built into the bottom). I love the fabrics!
I decided to use fusible fleece on the exterior panels for some padding. I was going to put more fusible fleece on the interior panels, but I didn't feel that it would be padded enough. So I jumped in with both feet and used Pellon Flex-Foam instead. I didn't have a clue what I was doing, so I made it up as I went along. I think things would have gone a lot more smoothly with a larger-sized bag.
I'm happy with the results, but I'm not sure it's padded well enough. But really, it just needs to be protected while in my luggage. So all is good. The bag finishes approximately 4.5 x 3.25 inches.
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