I made this drawstring bag for a large and irregularly-shaped baby shower gift. Before I got started, I laundered the linen twice in warm, to (hopefully) shrink it to it’s full potential. I used french seams as linen tends to fray more than cotton, used wonder-under for the bird appliques and plenty of bias tape. I folded the bias tape in half and sewed to make it narrower for the drawstrings. I learned that a good amount of drawstring material is three times the width of the bag.