Note from Alanda Craft: Joe (from Sunny Florida) recently contacted us to thank us for our videos. It was lovely to hear from someone who is new to sewing and quilting.. These drawstring gift bags were his first attempt, and regardless of Joe pointing out his stitching, I think he has done a darned fine job. It’s a good idea to get some practice in with scrap fabric when you are starting out. These gift bags are such a good idea for gift giving and you can follow the video below to make your own.