On the second day of Hack-mas …


As a gift to you, I’m sharing a hack a day with “recipes” for using my latest book, Hack that Tote!, to create the projects. Some hacks are super easy; others combine elements from multiple patterns in the book. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to hack a few totes for your holiday gifts!


The second Happy Hack-mas project is …


A drawstring shoe bag (Fluevogs not included)! This is a scaled-down version of the Drawstring Backpack (pg. 54), minus the tabs. I also centered the opening for the drawstring, although that was more of a stylistic choice than anything else. I made mine with some beautiful yarn-dyed Essex linen by Robert Kaufman. It’s finished with the same french seams as instructed in the pattern but you could just as easily use a serger/overlocker to finish the seams instead.

By the way, I’m teaching this very bag in a special $10, one-hour class on 12/17 at Intown Quilters — come join me!