I have found numerous references to PEVA being FDA-approved for food use, but then again, they also cleared BPA for use.
I love how these look, and how practical they are, so I may invest in a shower curtain and give it a go.
Thanks again for sharing and inspiring!
Thanks for the info! I'm a bit unsure about using a shower curtain because of the smell they have when you first take them out of the package. Whew man, chemical smell! I may still try it out eventually though, it beats the heck out of reusing sandwich bags! (not that we reuse the icky ones, but we do use them for more than one sandwich)
My daughter just picked that same fabric for straps on her duffel we're making. The bag you made is great. Didn't see up there if it's your own design?
Nah, I wish! It's from an Amy Butler pattern book, with modifications made to make it smaller and not a beach-sized bag. I do think if I make another one I'll change the shape of the closure tab and maybe change the straps a little. Good luck with the duffel, hope we get to see the end product here on Craftster!
Awesome! You guys picked out some super fabric too - so fun!! That is going to be (or was?) a huge hit at the shower! Did you remember to put the Anti Monkey Butt powder and the Dr. Boudreaux's Butt paste in it?
Hehe, I put a lot of the gifts inside the bag, and the ones that wouldn't fit went into a bigger gift bag. Everyone loved it! We haven't actually started using them yet, but I hope when we do that they're as useful as they are pretty!
I used mid weight interfacing on the pieces that you see on the outside, as well as a layer of fusible fleece behind that. There's a layer of fusible fleece on the lining as well- it was a lot of cutting and ironing, but worth it for the bag that will stand up on its own The pocked pieces are just interfaced (except the bottle pockets, those are "fusible fleeced" so that the bottles will stay their temperature) and sewn together. It's a strange mix but it seems to work
We went to Hobby Lobby together and she picked out the fabrics- this is what I ended up with. I feel like I learned a lot from the first bag and the finished product here is a lot more "finished" than with mine. But hey, I'm gonna be the one carrying mine so it doesn't matter as much, right?
I used a stiffer interfacing than I did with my other bag and I think it really helped the look of the bag. Plus, this one has shorter straps (a total accident, but these actually stand on their own and don't just flop down when you sit the bag down) and stands a bit better on its own. I also added a cell phone pocket to the inside since she requested it (made me a little nervous...but I did alright, don't you think?)
Bag Front (that's actually a brown fabric yo-yo on there but I couldn't get the lighting to cooperate at all. Just use your imagination )
Cell phone pocket (and it's not actually sideways..I just forgot to rotate the picture )