Bampton Drawstring Bag pattern (3 sizes + video)

(13 customer reviews)


This cute drawstring bag is perfect for beginners and those new to sewing, kids or returning to sewing after a long break. There are 3 sizes included in the pattern, and a full-length video sew-along designed especially for beginners.


Features of the Bampton Drawstring Bag sewing pattern

  • The pattern comes in three sizes, small, medium and large
  • The instructions come as a PDF download (it’s FREE) and include step by step written instructions with photos
  • There is a full-length video tutorial
  • Each bag is an extended half circle
  • The bag has a large wide opening at the top and a smooth curved base
  • There are two drawstrings which can be ribbon or cord
  • When cinched the top gathers up tightly which looks pretty
  • The cinched up drawstrings can be tied in a bow to keep the top tightly closed

You can see a preview of the bag and what’s included in the video here

The pattern

There are three sizes of the bag included in the one pattern. Here are the sizes:

Small – 9.75″ across x 6.5″ tall
Medium -12″ across x 8″ tall
Large – 15″ across x 10″ tall

The pattern pieces for the small and medium print over two pages each, the large prints on 4 sheets. You can choose to print just one size or print them all. Printing the instructions is optional. You can view them as you sew on a tablet or laptop to follow the instructions, or you can follow along with the sew-along video.

Sewing video tutorial included

The sewing video is also FREE and is perfect for beginners. I take it really slow and go through everything that you would need to know. I assume that you already understand the basics of sewing and how to use your sewing machine, but everything else is covered in detail so you won’t put a stitch wrong and will get the perfect result for your Bampton Drawstring Bag pattern.

DOWNLOAD ONLY – please note this is a digital sewing pattern that must be downloaded from the site and printed at home. No paper pattern will be mailed to you. Download immediately after purchase.

13 reviews for Bampton Drawstring Bag pattern (3 sizes + video)

  1. Donna Hashway (verified owner)

    Simple pattern. Love the three sizes. So easy to follow the directions. End product was perfect!

  2. Patsy Dane (verified owner)

    Haven’t made yet. Thank you for pattern. I am a beginner at “88 ” years young!!

  3. Gail Race (verified owner)

    Very clear instructions for making this simple but lovely bag.

  4. Sandy Feldman (verified owner)

    Made a dozen of these bags for my daughter to give as gifts. They came out great. The directions were clear and easy to follow.

  5. taffy piper (verified owner)

    I have made Santa bags before, but I loved having this pattern. It made it so easy! Plus, the shape made it so whimsical! I love it! Thanks for the 3 different sizes! I made birthday bags.

  6. barbara savko (verified owner)

    love the pattern but have not had a chance to make it yet. I plan on making Christmas gift bags. thank you. 5 stars

  7. Lorraine OSullivan (verified owner)

    Easy and fun to do. Traveling with granddaughter this summer and used large size to make a “”Go Bag” to be filled with fun things to do.

  8. Mare Buck (verified owner)

    I was looking for something new to sew. This pattern is very easy to make and fun to sew. I enjoyed watching the video. It was very helpful. The pouches come out so awesome! I love the shape and how they close tight but open wide. I’ve made all three sizes.

  9. Karen Boutin (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. I’m making gift bags for Christmas and this was a fun and different addition to my collection!

  10. Jill Baker (verified owner)

    I was so happy to find this pattern! Having three sizes to choose from is a huge plus. I’ve made all the sizes for myself and have started making more for gifts. I watched the video but the directions on their own are easy to follow. I am very pleased with the results!

  11. Mim Hoover (verified owner)

    I love this bag. It’s so much more “roomy” than it looks. I’ve already used one for a Christmas gift & the recipient loved it as well! Easy pattern & instructions Thanks so much!

  12. Sue Guscott (verified owner)

    Simple & having the 3 sizes great for wedding party, lge for bride, med for bridesmaids & sm for flower girl

  13. Jan Harry (verified owner)

    Great tutorial, very clear and straight forward. Enjoyed making the bags for my grand daughter.

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