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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

  • Embroidery floss

  • Grosgrain ribbon


  1. Place front and back fabrics, right sides together, on work surface (front fabric on the bottom); top with batting. For larger pieces, pin edges.

  2. 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.

  3. Stitch the opening closed by hand. Insert a loop of ribbon.

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