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Beginner Sewing: Round Drawstring Pouch (and Easter Basket!)

I'm so very excited to present to you the cutest bag pattern I've had finished for a while, but haven't officially announced on the blog: the Cinderella Satchel. A round, drawstring pouch meant to resemble a little pumpkin shape is the perfect bag for carrying small craft and sewing projects, cosmetics, small travel items, toys, Easter eggs, and a number of other small trinkets!

The shape offers a true bottom for the satchel to sit up tall without the use of interfacing (I really hate working with that stuff)! The drawstrings can be safely short for children or made much longer for a true satchel length.

The multi-panel pattern offers a way for you to show off any embroidery or patchwork pretties you have in your fabric stash, and the small nature of them also allows a bag to be entirely made from scraps. Only basic skills with a sewing machine are needed (plus access to an iron 😉)

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