Drawstring bags

When July is getting to an end, I often find myself panicking at how I’m nowhere near finishing my list of things to do for the month.  Yes, I have a long list of things to do in summer.  My husband always reminds me to slow down and enjoy my break from teaching, but I don’t like it when the day ends and I can’t tick anything from my list.  How messed up is that? 🙂

So I was a happy bee yesterday when I finally got to organize my sewing materials, from pattern to threads all the way to fabric scraps.  The smaller scraps will go to a friend who makes hair accessories, the bigger ones I sewed into drawstring bags.

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Anybody here like me who needs lots of drawstring bags when packing for a trip?  Even if it’s just an overnight trip, I would require one for underwear, another for cosmetics and toiletries, one for chargers and gadgets, even for (clean) shoes!  This is why I need plenty of time when packing because I like my luggage to be super organized and yes, these fabric bags help me to do that.

I won’t have this batch for myself,  though.  I’m thinking of selling them at this online bazaar that me and my friends are organizing.  If they’d get sold, lucky me.  If not, no hurt feelings.  There’s always room for drawstring bags in my bags.


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6 Responses to Drawstring bags

  1. This is really useful. I still remember my gramma had drawstring bag for her money. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Abigail says:

    Great idea! I always have so many scraps, so normally I just make bunting flags, but here’s another idea!

  3. This is such a good idea for using up scraps as well as for travelling! I might whizz some up ready for my vacation!

    • marialeila says:

      Thanks! Yes, especially if you already have quite a lot of accumulated scraps. I thought of sewing a patchwork table cover but that’s more work than drawstring bags. 🙂

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