10 July 2011

Linen Shopping Bags

Last week as I was feverishly finishing wedding dresses so I could be gone all day on Friday I had a last minute brain storm.  I think it was about Wednesday night I thought 'wouldn't it be fun to make canvas shopping bags for the four of us to use!'  I was thinking of the cool drop cloth I have laying here begging to be made into something fun.  I told myself I didn't have time and went about my sewing that DID have to be done.  But Thursday morning the idea was still lingering in the fuzzy edges of my brain.  And then.  I remembered the LINEN I had lying there.  Now THAT would be a really cool shopping bag to take to a French Flea!!!

And once an idea is rooted that deeply and it's something I really want to do, and there is a way to make it happen (even last minute) I usually go for it.

I called it 'advertising'!
I toyed with the idea (very briefly) of leaving them unlined.  But a lined bag is SO much nicer and looks so much better.
I didn't have enough of the blue dot fabric so Kara's got lined with cream/black dot fabric with a blue pocket.  Because the pocket was already cut.
The number ribbon was a fun accent.  The tags I made using the Cavallini stamp set I got for Christmas and hadn't used yet.
The bags were a hit!  They loved them:)  And I must say that after carrying mine all day I was rather impressed with the size and shape and handle length. 
Want one?  I could probably be persuaded to make some more.  There would be a price tag on them of course!!

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Blogger deborah said...

LOVE the bags...but I always fall hook, line and sinker for cute bags!

July 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I love the idea of matching bags, and these look to have perfect length handles ... You know where you can pick it up with one hand, and swing the elbow through, and put it on your shoulder without using th other hand!

July 11, 2011 at 3:31 AM  

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