*Check out more photos of this little bag on Polly's blog. This bag went to my daughter, Polly, for a birthday gift. Her camera takes better photos than mine!
This tutorial will take you through the steps to create a sweet little drawstring jewelry bag. You need less than 1 yard of lightweight fabric. Your finished product cinches up into a compact little bag, perfect for keeping jewelry tidy and safe when you travel...or hanging next to the dresser at home!
The photo below gives you an idea of the scale of this little bag when it's finished. This view shows it open, with the pockets for tucking jewelry into.
So what are we waiting for? Let's get started!
Begin with some pretty fabric. You can make entire bag from the same fabric, but it's so fun to have contrasting fabrics. You'll also need 2 yards of cord.
1. Measure in 3/8" from the edge. Put a pin there.
2. Now measure in another 1/2". You will be at 7/8" on the measuring tape. Put a pin there, too.
3. You'll be sewing two buttonholes in just a minute. The buttonholes will go in between the two horizontal pins, along the line indicated by the vertical pin.
Now this next step may be a surprise: you do NOT need to leave a couple of inches open to turn the circles right side out. This is true for both circles. Just stitch all the way around. Trust me!
Measure around the sides of it to get it centered over the larger circle.
Note: at this point, those two slits are directly on top of each other. When we sew the small circle down to make the jewelry pockets, the slits will magically disappear...they will just be our little secret.