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Drawstring Goody Bag

August 31, 2010 /
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I made this patchwork drawstring goody bag over the weekend after being inspired by the flag my daughter brought back from her school!!! Happy Birthday, Malaysia!!! 53rd Anniversary since Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule, celebrated on today August 31. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!!!! 

jewellery drawstring bag pattern

I used 4 colors for the border on the drawstring goody bag which are also the colors of the Malaysian flag, red, yellow, blue and white.

The centerpiece is an applique of hibiscus, our national flower. You can make this for your own country, just replace the color combination of the squares and change the applique to something represent your country.
For example:
USA – Red, blue and white for the border, some stars or an eagle head with red-white stripes background for the centerpiece.
Canada – Red and white colors for the border with a red maple leave as the applique.
Japan – Red and white colors for the border with a red circle for the applique.
etc….

or something for an occasion, for example:
Halloween – Orange and green border with a pumpkin applique
Christmas – Red, and Green with a Christmas tree applique
etc….
The design of the drawstring goody bag can be unlimited…..

Patriotic Theme drawstring bag pattern


What did I put inside the goody bag? They are Heart Shaped Chocolates in it and I have included a recipe in here too!

Red Yellow Blue White Heart Chocolate
DRAWSTRING GOODY BAG SEWING PATTERN

DRAWSTRING GOODY BAG SEWING PATTERN

Yield: 5″ (W) x 8″ (H) DRAWSTRING GOODY BAG
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

I made this patchwork drawstring goody bag over the weekend after being inspired by the flag my daughter brought back from her school!!!

The centerpiece is an applique of hibiscus, our national flower. You can make this for your own country, just replace the color combination of the squares and change the applique to something represent your country.

The design of the drawstring goody bag can be unlimited….

Enjoy sewing them!

Materials

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for the back (red/1) and lining (beige/2)
  • 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ center piece (white with a hibiscus applique on/1)
  • 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ upper piece (beige/1)
  • 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (red/1, yellow/1, blue/1, white/1)
  • 3″ x 1 1/2″ (red/1, yellow/1, blue/1)
  • 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (white/2)
  • Cord or ribbon or soft twill tape, 20″ (not in the photo)

Instructions

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO SEW DRAWSTRING GOODY BAG

  1. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Prepare material as shown above.
    1. 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for the back (red/1) and lining (beige/2)
    2. 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ center piece (white with a hibiscus applique on/1)
    3. 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ upper piece (beige/1)
    4. 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (red/1, yellow/1, blue/1, white/1)
    5. 3″ x 1 1/2″ (red/1, yellow/1, blue/1)
    6. 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (white/2)
    7. Cord or ribbon or soft twill tape, 20″ (not in the photo)


  2. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutoriala. Sew (4) and (5) follow the color sequence respectively with seam allowance 1/4″.
    b. Press seam allowance open.


  3. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & TutorialCut (4) into 3 equal parts and (5) into 2 equal parts with 1 1/2″ width each.


  4. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. Join each square in the sequence of red-yellow-blue-white.
    b. Sew between the red lines for the corner.


  5. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. Complete the border with all the squares.
    b. Press seam allowance open.


  6. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. With right side facing each other, pin each edge of the centerpiece (2) with its corresponding border
    b. Start sewing from 2nd square to the 2nd last square of the border, which mean there will be 1/4″ from the edge unsew.
    c. Complete all 4 edges.


  7. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial ImagePress seam allowance of the centerpiece towards the border.
    This how the complete front block should look like.


  8. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. Sew top piece (3), then the back piece (1/red) to the block.
    b. Leaving 3/4″ from the top of the sides unstitch. This is to reserve 2 openings for the drawstring.


  9. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial ImageTopstitch about 1/8″ from the edge of the drawstring hole.


  10. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. With right side facing each other, sew lining (1/beige) and leave an opening of about 1 1/2″ for turning.
    b. Slip the front bag into the lining with right side facing each other.
    c. Sew around the top edge.


  11. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial ImagePull the front side of the goody bag through the opening of the lining.


  12. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. Pull the front totally out from the lining opening and arrange all the corners nicely.
    b. Fold the lining back into the goody bag.
    c. Arrange the top edge nicely and press.


  13. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial Imagea. Topstitch near the edge and 1/2″ below to create the pocket for the cord.
    b. Pull the cord through the pocket and knot the ends.


  14. Sewing Goody Bag With Pattern & Tutorial ImageThat’s it!!!! It may look a little complicated to sew but once you get your hand down to the fabrics, follow through this tutorial, it is not as hard as you think.

Here it is….. just put the goody treats in the bag and pull the cord!!!! The goody bag is ready to be given away!!!

jewelry bag 4

Notes

Seam allowance (1/4″) is included.
Each finished square at the border is 1″ x 1″.
Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/sewing-drawstring-goody-bag-tutorial-pattern/

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Alice (bits of taste)

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

So cute! so lovely! I like..... can I have some of the chocolates... please?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

Come over to my house but you better be fast they are almost gone. It is so easy to make, with your skill I believe you can do it better than me :)

Doris

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

Super linda!!!!!!!!! la bolsa y Super!!!!!! deliciosos los chocolates. Muchas gracias estoy Super feliz!!!! con los tutoriales. Besos.

Translation (by Google): Super cute !!!!!!!!! the bag and Super !!!!!! delicious chocolates. Thank you very much I'm Super Happy! with the tutorials. Besos.

Rachel

Wednesday 1st of September 2010

That's gorgeous! Thanks for the great idea, I'll be linking to this.

Anne

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

That such a pretty little pouch! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-patchwork-patriotic-drawstring-pouch/2010/08/30/

--Anne

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