These simple, unlined drawstring pouches are perfect for so many uses--storing trinkets, keeping works-in-progress, giving gifts, even for lunch bags. I know there are a million and one drawstring bag tutorials online but I've found this to be the simplest way to make one or (especially) multiple bags quickly and still get a nice, neat look. The trick is to use a serger to make it speedy. However, if you don't have a serger, you could always use pinking shears or certain zigzag or hemming stitches but they might fray more with use or washing. This tutorial shows you how to make these bags, as well as how to customize for just about any size you want.
(Click here to view the tutorial document.)
(I apologize for the horrible lighting. Such is the trouble with saving rainy days for sewing.)