Quilted Silk Drawstring Bag
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2011
A silk drawstring bag with grosgrain ribbon is elegant for evening essentials. Here's one basic way to sew fabric to a backing, similar to our quilted potholders.
Silk satin, in Orange
Place front and back fabrics, right sides together, on work surface (front fabric on the bottom); top with batting. For larger pieces, pin edges.
Using a sewing machine, sew around edges of the 3 layers with a 1/4- to 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving an opening on 1 side. Clip corners on the diagonal. Turn the piece right side out. Use a point turner or other blunt tool to push corners into shape from the inside.
Stitch the opening closed by hand. Insert a loop of ribbon.