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Product Spotlight - Drawstring Bags

People do ask me quite a lot what my favourite product in the shop is. Without hesitation, I will tell them that it's drawstring bags. There's no messing with a drawstring bag. They are simply squares sewn up with a drawstring and I love sewing squares. Simples, as a certain meerkat likes to say.

Not only that but they are some of the most useful things I make too. You can literally put anything in them - within reason obviously. But it's true, you can use them for:

  • Make up

  • Toiletries

  • Dirty laundry when you're travelling

  • Toys

  • Baby stuff - these bags do hold quite a lot!

  • Gifts - one way to cut down on paper waste

I love making them and I love the satisfying way they close - you pull and they shut. You might think I'm overreacting, but it's no joke, I love making drawstring bags, and I love using them.

Now I love helping you make drawstring bags too. The Sew Your Own Reusables Drawstring Bag kits came out a couple of weeks ago. These come with all the fabric you need to make one, or two if you buy a refill at the same time (saves you a bit of cash!), plus instructions, plus the link to a video on my YouTube channel too. It's a brilliant beginner project and follows on nicely from the Make Up Wipes Kit too.

These bags are lined and the way I make them it also means they are reversible. Fully washable because they are just made of cotton, this makes them fab if you get make up spills or, like me, have grotty children who seem to attract dirt.

I like to make the drawstrings on my drawstring bags (I mean even the word is nice to say!), but for the kits, it's much easier for you to get the cotton twill and thread away. That's why I say you need to have a safety pin, just in case you wondered.

Oh and if you don't like my fabric choices, you can always download the Drawstring Bag PDF instructions at a fraction of the cost and find your own - old cotton shirts or bedding makes a great choice, and you can do all manner of amazing things and dye them or draw on them - something for the kids to get involved in!

Have I convinced you yet of the joys of the drawstring bag? Have you made one? I would love to know if you love them as much as I do, so drop me a line!

Have a fab day!

Ruth xxx

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