Dupioni Drawstring Bag

I made another Madame Nightshade bag the other night and I can safely say this one was a success! For this version, I used a beautiful (neutral) dupioni and doubled the stabilizer – not only did this keep the bag from pulling away from the placement stitches while sewing, I also think that the design showed up much crisper on the top of the fabric. The final bag doesn’t cinch up any better than the first, but since this is only for a gift bag for a birthday present (and not a functional ‘everyday’ style), I don’t think the recipient will mind.