Happy Tutorial Thursday! Today I’m modifying my popular Drawstring Squishy Bag to add handles! I always like to take these to our local knit nights, and with me when running kids around. And handles make this already great bag even better!
Watch the Drawstring Squishy Bag 3 Video Tutorial here!
Do you prefer written patterns? Get the Drawstring Squishy Bag 3 PDF Pattern here!
This project is so easy, and you can customize it to fit other tools like knitting needles, crochet hooks, and more!
The finished bag is approximately 13″ x 14″ and is perfect for holding your craft projects like knitting, crocheting, and stitching. Of course, you can also use it as a small purse to carry just about anything you like!
Get the Drawstring Squishy Bag 3 PDF Pattern here!
SUPPLIES FOR THIS PROJECT:
- 2 FQs of Outside fabric: cut (2) 15″ x 14″ OR (2) 7.5″ x 14″ and (1) 7.5″ x 14″
- 1/2 yard of Lining fabric: cut (2) 15″ x 14″
- Drawstring: (2) Cotton rope/ribbon 36″ long
- Cotton Quilt Batting/Interfacing: (2) 11″ x 14″
- Handle Straps: (2) 3/4″ x 26″
- Cotton Thread
- Juki TL2000 Qi
- Olfa Rotary Trimmer
- Oliso Pro Smart Iron
- Creative Grids Ruler
- My favorite Scissors
- Clover Wonder Clips
For this project I used the Wanderings fabric line by Poppie Cotton along with some natural canvas for the bottom.
I decided to use this raw leather strap for my handles, which I love! But you can also make fabric straps if you prefer not to use the leather.
To make fabric handles, cut two pieces of fabric 4″ x 26″. Fold the long edges in 1/4″ and press. Then fold the whole strap in half lengthwise and press again. Place a 1-3/4″ x 26″ piece of quilt batting or interfacing inside the strap, then stitch down the long open edge to close the strap.
I used a soft blue for the lining and it’s just such a nice and relaxing color!