I needed a project bag to keep my thread and my doily project safe from kitty claws. All I had available were large grocery tote bags, so I went on the internet and found a tutorial for a drawstring bag which turned out to be perfect. You can make this bag as big or as small as you want. This is the link to make it-love it tutorial.
I did make my bag a little different. I made my bag a couple of inches bigger all around, I did french seams so there are no exposed seams inside, I made my drawstrings out of 1 1/2" cotton strips folded and sewed, and I left my drawstrings free since I won't be wearing mine.
I love it, and I love the fabric I used. I forgot I even had this fabric. The instructions in the tutorial were great and this was a really easy project. I know I'll get a lot of use out of this bag and my doily projects will be safe.