Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 6


The Lined Drawstring Bag from Jeni Baker of In Color Order was such a fun, quick, and cute project! These bags are great to use for anything from gift giving to carrying around projects. Directions to make this bag can be found by clicking on this link.


The directions were so good that even my side seams matched – WAHOO! I would recommend some sort of bodkin when threading the ribbon through. I used the new Flex ‘n Bodkins, they are thin and really flexible which made it really easy to feed them through the drawstring channel. There are also directions in the pattern for making a drawstring out of fabric if you would rather.


The most difficult thing about the bag is deciding which fabrics to use and what to put in it!


This bag is a great way to customize a gift bag for all the different people in your life by choosing different fabrics they would love. For example, this bag is for me and I love snowmen so I used the Frosty Forest collection.

The Christmas Glitz collection with metallics would add a little extra elegance, or Winter Village for some country charm.

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These would also make great birthday gift bags using the Blast Off!, Text Me, or Saltwater collections.

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You could also make adorable Halloween treat bags using the Pumpkin Party print from Quilter’s Candy Novelties or Mummies from Spellbound.

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The only limitation here is your imagination and everyone knows quilters have limitless imaginations!

We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Head over to the new Gifty Galore Flickr page and post your project photos there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall. Please post any questions about this project below in the comments and we will gladly respond to you directly.



  1. Ann - August 10, 2015

    What a cute, quick project with lots of uses! Love the snowmen and red dots fabric together – lots of other combinations would be fun too!

  2. Michele - August 10, 2015

    The construction technique is easier than I’ve found for other little bags. I’ll definitely give it a try!

    • Teri - August 11, 2015

      It was really easy! Maybe that’s why it was so fun! Sometimes you just need to work on something easy that you can accomplish quickly 🙂

  3. Becky - August 10, 2015

    Love the shape of the bag. I have a different drawstring bag made from just two squares of fabric, however it is much smaller. I will have to give this one a go!

    • Teri - August 11, 2015

      This one is pretty generously sized. I can fit quite a few things in it. Since it’s mine I guess I can give myself a pretty decent present lol!

  4. Shirley Dempsey - August 11, 2015

    I love this would make great Halloween gift bags but can’t find the directions Halp!!!!!

  5. Joe Ann - September 28, 2015

    Great blog