After making more than enough drawstring bags for my Dungeons & Dragons dice sets, I had to come up with a reason to sew more bags: birthday gifts! Since then, most of my gifts for my friends have been handsewn. I have since evolved into giving my friends more than just drawstring bags, but at the time I started sewing, it was the only thing I could do.
a small flowery drawstring bag for a friend I’ve known for over 10 years
a small and a smaller drawstring bags for a recent but good friend and her daughter
a small drawstring bag for a friend I’ve known for over 20 years
I believe there is a special touch to a handmade gift that something bought can never reach. Of course, every gift is special and what matters is that you thought of the person while you got it – whether you bought it or made it. But I think handmade gifts show a little extra attention. I spent more than 5 hours making each of these bags: more than 5 hours spent thinking about each receiver and pouring my love for them into each stitch. And I will forever cherish with all my heart the handmade gifts my friends have made for me over the years.