Here’s a quick way to turn a simple drawstring pouch into a cute notepad holder.  Just add a pen sleeve to the side.

I used a 5 x 7 muslin bag from State Line Bag Company for the one I made.  With the bag all sewn up and ready to go, all I had to do was add the pocket and clip in a pen.  I pieced together some scraps to make mine, but you could also just use a solid piece of fabric.  Two layers of fabric sewn right sides together and then turned right side out hide all of the rough edges.   One quick seam will attach it to the side of the bag.  To finish it off, I changed out their plain cotton drawstring with a decorative ribbon.  Easy, peasy, fast and easy!

Coming soon!

State Line Bag Company has agreed to give away 100 cotton muslin bags (all of them 6×8 inch) to one lucky Craft Gossip reader!  Stay tuned for the scoop on the giveaway!!

Disclosure:  I received the bag used in this project free of charge from State Line Bag Company.  They made no request that I give them a good review in exchange for the bags.

By Anne Weaver


3 Comments so far

  1. Becky on August 23, 2012 8:36 pm

    That’s a cool idea!

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  3. joe devine on August 27, 2012 12:55 pm

    A vary good looking bag.

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