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The End of the Drawstring Bag Era (A Year of Finishes – 36th to 42rd Finish)

As part of my A Year of Finishes – 2023  project, I finished the last 8 drawstring/project bags of the bags I’d already cut out and interfaced.

Here is 1 of 8 that I will call “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” with Route 66 themed fabric:

I only had enough of this fabric to make one bag. I was originally making it for a family member who was going on a Route 66 roadtrip, but the roadtrip got cancelled. I like the lining fabric I found in my stash for it which represents the wheat fields you might see on an across America roadtrip.

The next two bags (2 and 3 of 8) I finished are from vintage pharmacy inspired fabric. I don’t have a name for these two bags, but here you go:

And here are the remaining bags (4-8 of 8). These five bags are made from the awesome Ruby Star Society fabric line called Purl. I think they would make perfect knitting/crochet project bags:

I didn’t photograph the linings but they were coordinating colors of teal or reddish orange. I have temporary drawstring-bag-photography-burn-out, ha!

So with the completion of these eight bags that is the “end of an era” of drawstring bag making.

John encouraged me to figure out just how many drawstring bags I’ve made over the past couple of years to include the ones I made and sold on my Textiles & Smiles Etsy shop in 2021 to 2022, given as gifts, and currently have on stock waiting to be listed on Etsy.

Guess what the number is?

105 or so!

That is why I think it will be quite a while before I want to make another one. There are so many other things to make, ha!

Okay – moving on to other projects!

30 thoughts on “The End of the Drawstring Bag Era (A Year of Finishes – 36th to 42rd Finish)”

  1. Oh my gosh, that’s a lot of bags! I love the Rt. 66 bag, being from Arizona for so long, and I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I didn’t have more doctor bills than I can pay already. LOL But *someday* I’ll find one again. Your bags are all fabulous, and I don’t blame you for not wanting to make any more for a long time. LOL

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  2. 105! That’s definitely plenty of drawstring bags for now, no wonder you had photography fatigue 😁 They’re all so lovely, you certainly perfected the art.

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  3. So many bags, truly an impressive number. I love the vintage fabric bags, but my absolute favourite is Route 66. I absolutely loved route 66 when we went. I used some of my photos to make a mug.

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