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I must have received about a dozen receiving blankets when my first child was born. They are adorable, but such an odd, impractical size that it was hard to figure out what to do with them. They were too small for swaddling, too big for burp cloths, too thin for using as towels… I held on to them for a while until a need arose: Storage!

I needed a place to gather busy bag activities, small toys, and the like, and it occurred to me that I could turn the blankets into drawstring pouches. It was a very easy project. I followed instructions from one of my favorite books, Heather Ross’ Weekend Sewing, but it’s such a simple process that instructions are probably not necessary, especially for someone who crafts.

I love my “new” stash of drawstring bags. They’re cute, and free!

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