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Our finished little bags are approx 12" x 9" ( 30cm x 23cm ) including lace.
Drawstring Bag Lined (Gwen's instructions)
Use any pretty material, with a suitable fabric to line.
Cut out two pieces of material and two pieces of lining material ¼" larger all round than you wish finished bag to be.
Put linings together right sides facing. Put material together right sides facing Lining:stitch ¼" seam down each side.
Material: Right Sides facing.
1st side: Stitch seam from the BOTTOM up to about 2" from the top.
Open the seam out and stitch down, leaving a 1" gap for ribbon to be threaded through.
Stitch the other side seam all the way up.
Put the stitched lining inside the outer material.
Stitch TOP all the way round.
If lace is wanted at the top of the bag, put it in first, facing downwards.
Stitch two rows of stitching across bag about 1" apart to make channel for ribbon.
Pull LINING out and stitch or overlock along the bottom.