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with Kristin Link
Online Class

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

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Your favorite bag might just be one you make yourself with the guidance of this free mini-class. Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew! offers easy-to-follow instructions for a drawstring bag you can embellish with embroidery, rubber-stamps or more, and a soft-sided bucket bag that's perfect for holding toys or craft projects. You'll learn clever tips for making drawstrings, adding exterior pockets, and reinforcing your bag. Both bags can be customized to any size. If you want to make a personalized gift, share a project with youngsters or just whip up an easy, fun bag for yourself, you'll love this class.


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h28m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

Learn how to use your free Craftsy mini-class!

2. Introduction

2. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Kristin Link of "Sew, Mama, Sew!" and learn about the fabulous bags you'll make in class.

3. Drawstring Bag Part 1

3. Drawstring Bag Part 1

Follow along with Kristin as you sew and embellish the drawstring bag's exterior. You can use embroidery, rubber stamps or other techniques to personalize your bag. You'll also sew the lining.

Recommended with this class

  • For the drawstring bag, two fat quarters (18'' x 22'') of fabric
  • For the bucket bag, three coordinating fabrics for a total of 1 1/2 yards
  • Fusible interfacing and fusible fleece
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine and standard sewing supplies