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A simple drawstring bag - easy but useful, and great for embellishing/personalization.
Whatever size you want.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
n/a - But if you really need instructions, you can use the Peek-a-Boo Toy Sack tutorial - just ignore the part about putting in a vinyl window.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved how the sky is the limit for personalization! The ones I show in the review photo were for goodie bags for my sons' birthday parties. They can be customized to hold whatever size items you need, and they can be personalized to the theme of an event (pool party) or the individual interests of the recipient:
For the review photo - the green and black fabrics are from thrifted sheets, and the orange is broadcloth from JAF. For the Pokemon bag, the Pokemon fabric is quilting cotton, and the orange is leftover broadcloth from another project. For the gecko bag, the main fabric is muslin, IIRC, and the brown was leftover broadcloth, and the green was a piece of a sheet.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If you have need for drawstring bags, they are soooo easy to make. They also don't take much time, and depending on the size you need, they can use up leftovers from other projects.
I've had so much fun making these, which is probably one of the big reasons that I wanted to take the time to make party bags to hand out. They didn't cost much in supplies, since I used thrifted sheets or broadcloth (cheap AND on sale) for fabric, and I made my own bias tape for casings and drawstrings instead of buying it. They did take some time, especially with the appliques, but that really made it more fun. And I don't put much effort into party planning, so this was fine. And I like knowing that the party bags will go home and be reused, instead of just being thrown away quickly.