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

Use this beginner sewing pattern and tutorial to make the cutest drawstring bag for kid's toys, Easter egg hunts, and small craft projects to stay organized with style! #sewing #bag #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #crafts #easter

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 😉)


Perfect Pouch for Kids

Whether they are hunting Easter or Spring celebration eggs, need to take 6,000 Shopkins to the restaurant, or want to collect rocks at a local park, the Cinderella Satchel is the perfect shape and size to give them some independence and responsibility to carry their things themselves.


Use this beginner sewing pattern and tutorial to make the cutest drawstring bag for kid's toys, Easter egg hunts, and small craft projects to stay organized with style! #sewing #bag #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #crafts #easter

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A snack bag for Disney World, a sock holder for their suitcase, or a portable home for their Miss Marie Mouse and her accessories, the possibilities are endless. 

Let them choose their patterns the next time you happen upon a stash at the thrift store or scroll through adorable Japanese fabrics and have them help make it! 

My 5 year old is totally fascinated with the sewing machine and loves sitting in my lap, pushing the fabric through the needle.


Use this beginner sewing pattern and tutorial to make the cutest drawstring bag for kid's toys, Easter egg hunts, and small craft projects to stay organized with style! #sewing #bag #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #crafts #easter

See how Jennifer's daughter at Teach.Workout.Love uses her Cinderella Satchel in her review post here. Although not a sewist herself, she was excited to receive one of my pre-made satchels featuring Mary Jane's Farm fabrics bursting with pastel eggs and chicken scrawl. 

There are a number of finished satchels featuring adorable fabrics in my 5-Star Rated Etsy Shop 💝

Project Pouch Galore for You

I like keeping my small projects organized. Being a homemaking mom to two boys of 3 and 5 means if my projects can't walk the house with me, they won't get finished.

When creating this pattern, I made sure small oval and 4 inch round embroidery hoops could fit comfortably inside my Cinderella Satchel and the drawstring would close completely. Perfect for taking in the car, to ball games, the park, or doctor's appointments, I can whip out my hexies, mini embroidery, or handmade doll parts I'm working on at that time and sew without much fuss. 


Use this beginner sewing pattern and tutorial to make the cutest drawstring bag for kid's toys, Easter egg hunts, and small craft projects to stay organized with style! #sewing #bag #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #crafts #easter


The sewing kit tin keeps my pins and scissors safe, while the satchel holds the rest. I have these sequestered around my house to stitch when my kids are occupied, and then cinch closed and stash up high when they need me. 
Use this beginner sewing pattern and tutorial to make the cutest drawstring bag for kid's toys, Easter egg hunts, and small craft projects to stay organized with style! #sewing #bag #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewingtutorial #crafts #easter

Other than project pouches, I like them for carrying make-up on a long trip, collecting quail eggs and vegetables from our backyard, and holding snacks for zoo trips. Organization keeps me sane!

To make the Cinderella Satchel, you'll need to download and print the pattern. Follow the instructions for assembly, then use an invisible ladder stitch (here is a video tutorial for that) to finish the pouch!

I hope you enjoy the pattern and tutorial! It's one of my favorites to make! Now that I'm feeling more comfortable with English Paper Piecing, I think I'll start trying more intricate patchwork on my satchels 😊

Happy sewing!



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