Beginners Drawstring Bag Kit by Hunting for Ladybugs

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I had the sewing machine out on the weekend. I had a few jobs I had been putting off and I had a super fun little project to complete, that I’d never tried before.


Have you heard of Hunting for Ladybugs? You can find Sarah on Facebook, or check out her new website. Sarah is a seamstress extraordinaire! All sorts of custom creations are sewn in Sarah’s amazing sewing room (you can see pics on the Facebook page), so if there is something particular you want, you can drop her a line.


The latest creation from the Hunting for Ladybugs brains trust is A Sewing Class in Your Mailbox! These kits come with almost all of the materials you need to create the project (just about everything bar the sewing machine!!).


Drawstring Bag


Honestly, even with the most basic sewing knowledge you can get through these cutie kits. And if you have trouble following instructions like I do (shhh, Mum, we don’t need to bring up any old school reports), Sarah has even created a Facebook group that is a help desk where you can ask Sarah, and others in the community, about any issues you may have. If that isn’t seriously awesome AND great forethought, I don’t know what is!


There are a few different kits to choose from:

Beginner Sewing KitDrawstring Bag Kit

Zip Pouch Kit

One of everything

Click on the image to check them out!

There is even a bundle where you can save $20 if you buy all of the kits!


Sarah sent me a Drawstring Bag Kit which is a great kit for beginners to master a few simple sewing skills and has the fabric and instructions to make one large bag, and one small, lined bag. I didn’t need to buy anything for this task and enjoyed how easy it was to make. Creating these bags made me think of all of the things I could use them for, and all of the colour schemes and themes I could do, using the HFL’s instructions.


Here are some of my ideas for how you could use your drawstring bags:

puzzle pieces (you could even cut out the puzzle picture from the box, sew a pouch on the front of the bag out of PVC so you can see which puzzle bag is which)

game pieces – my Nan made a bag like this for my scrabble tiles!

nerf bullets

colouring in – great for on the go play! Take it to coffee with your friends to keep the little ones entertained (or, if you and your girlfriends feel like doing some colouring in at coffee?!)

PJ bag to take to sleep overs, or to keep pyjamas nice and neat on your bed during the day

Lego – this could be great for keeping sets together, or another great idea for on the go play

sleeping bag for teddies and dollies

jewellery bag

toiletries bag

makeup bag

library bag – just make it a little larger and you could even add straps

gift bags – birthdays, christmas and even as party favour bags!


What a great way to create something that costs very little to contain things around your home!! I love the way something so creative can be so organisational too! (Yes, I am a twisted freak).


Thanks for stopping by,

Sheridan Anne xox





I was sent this Drawstring Bag Kit by Hunting for Ladybugs. There was no obligation for a review, I just really wanted to share because I think it’s a great idea. And, of course, I wanted to give myself a very public pat on the back for accomplishing this beginners sewing project.

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  1. Thank you Sheridan for such a thoughtful post. You’ve been really thorough in your review – and you’ve got a cute bag to boot. I hope you enjoyed sewing the kit and find some time to make a few more now that your machine is out of the cupboard ~S x
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