Jenny Project Bag Sewing Pattern



The Jenny Project Bag PDF sewing pattern is an easily customizable, fully lined drawstring bag with a boxy base. It can be used to hold knitting or crochet projects or yarn but really can be used for anything! This pattern was designed as a patchwork bag using squares, but you can keep it simple with a solid fabric on the outside. There are instructions included to add optional pockets to the inside to store notions. 


Advanced Beginner


Woven mid-weight fabric such as quilting cotton, linen, or cotton canvas. 

Heavier weight fabrics like 10-12 oz cotton canvas, corduroy or denim could also be used but it’s recommended that the cord casing fabric is a lighter weight so that it’s easier to draw up the bag closed.


  • Coordinating thread
  • 5mm braided cotton rope:
          Medium Bag – 2 yds (1.8 m)
          Large Bag – 2.5 yds (2.3 m)
  • Lightweight or midweight interfacing (optional)
    For a patchwork version you will also need:
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler

Finished Dimensions

From top of cord casing to bottom seam 

Medium Size: 13.5” x 11.75” (34.3 cm x 29.8 cm)
Large Size: 16.5” x 17” (41.9 cm x 43.2 cm)

You will receive a PDF pattern after purchasing which includes full instructions for making your own bag. If you need more thorough instructions for making a patchwork version of the bag, I wrote two supporting articles: How to Cut Squares for Quilting or Patchwork and How to Sew Squares Together for Quilting or Patchwork

You can find me on Instagram @bethanylynne_makes. If you decide to share your finished bag, tag your photos with the hashtag #jennyprojectbag. I would love to see your version of the Jenny Project Bag!


All Rights Reserved ©2023 Bethany Lynne Makes
This pattern may not be reprinted or resold without permission and is for individual personal use only. You may not sell finished products made using this pattern.



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