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!

Video Tutorial:

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!


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!


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