Twisted pleated project bag

I’m trying to catch up with my sewing projects as I’ve made loads of things but forgot to blog about them. I made this bag in November for Jacky on the Crafty Threads ‘n’ Yarns Forum in a birthday swap.

Twisted Pleated drawstring bag
Twisted Pleated drawstring bag
It was a bit intimidating making her something to be honest as Jacky is an experienced seamstress whereas I’m still a bit of a novice. I spent AGES considering different patterns until I came across this:

I added a special touch to cover up the drawstring knots:

Japanese Flower trim covering up the drawstring knots on a fabric drawstring bag
Japanese Flower trim
The use of pleats meant that it took a lot of fabric and a lot of sewing. I’ve never sewn pleats before and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be:

photo showing detail of Twisted pleats on drawstring bag
Twisted pleats on drawstring bag
And another view:

photo showing the bottom of Twisted Pleated drawstring bag
bottom of Twisted Pleated drawstring bag
This bag was very well received and is now being used daily as Jackys’ knitting project bag.