Drawstring bags are so easy to sew. If you’ve never sewn one, you can make a simple one without the lining fabric or just two pieces of fabric. 

If you want to use up leftover jelly rolls, I have another tutorial HERE for that. 

In this post, I am sharing you another fun version, because it is always fun to patch up the panels before sewing it up into bags. 

Patchwork Gingham Drawstring Bag

This time I decided to make a patchwork gingham panel to start with!

I have always wanted to make a gingham quilt, and I have this idea of piecing it easily with strip piecing.

Small projects like this is perfect to try it out!

The panel came together really fast with strip piecing!

It was easier than I thought it will be. So if you’ve never done gingham before, you should try this method.

I sewed up the smaller drawstring bag with a smaller strip set (the green one) and the other one with the larger strip set.

The smaller green one was a little too small and a little fidgety to work with. 

The larger one is not only easy to sew, it can fit a ton! 

Drawstring Bags as Gift Wrappers

You can even turn it into a reusable wrapper for your holiday gifts! Perfect for those weird shape gifts or soft handmade gifts you make. 

Or fabric bundles! I would love to get a fabric bundled up in one of this drawstring bag as a gift to myself! LOL.

Free Drawstring Bag Pattern

This patchwork gingham drawstring bag was a free pattern I offered during the Merry Pattern Bundle collaboration I did with several other amazing quilters and makers last November.

If you did not joined in for that Bundle, don’t worry, I am still offering this Patchwork Gingham Bag Pattern for FREE through the form below:




In case you want to pick up the patterns from the makers that were involved for the Merry Pattern Bundle, you can check them all out below:



  1. Bonnie Van Geene Reply

    Received an email from you and enjoyed it very much. Can’t wait ti make the drawstring bags. Looking forward ti more great ideas. Thank you.

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