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« on: August 01, 2007 09:54:36 AM »

This is my entry in the Craftster Craft Challenge #20.

I like the shape and size of paper bags, so that is where I got my inspiration.



Fabric and Lining Cut:


Wire Reinforcement:Coat Hangers (So bag can stand on it's own while being filled.)

Front Pockets: (Clear for coupons and shopping list. Used shrink film to create words, and they were sewn into pockets.)

Pocket Action Shots:

Reinforced Handles:(Both in sewing, and with marine vinyl to protect hands from fabric cutting into with heavy load)

Reinforced Bottom: (Used heavy cardboard to make bottom stable, but it can be removed to wash bag.)

Completed Bag Action Shot:

This is my first Craftster Challenge entry, and can you tell I was very into this bag making?  Cheesy  Currently I'm making more to do my shopping with only these bags. Awesome challenge idea!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007 09:57:12 AM »

Great job! The coupon slot idea is genius! I've stopped clipping coupons because I'm always losing them. But this way they'd be attached to my shopping bag. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007 09:59:08 AM »

Wow that is fantastic. Great idea for the pockets to hold lists and coupons. I really love your idea!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 10:04:03 AM »

I want one!

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007 10:09:49 AM »

this is perfect!  i always forget my coupons, great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007 10:41:33 AM »

WOW - that is the ultimate bag - Selkie

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 10:51:11 AM »

I love your fabric and pockets! Caring this bag would make any shopping trip more fun!  Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 10:53:32 AM »

I am in love with your bag!!! I love the fabric colors!!! GREAT JOB!!!! Grin

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 11:02:46 AM »

Your bag is awesome! I love the size and shape and *adore* that the bottom is wire-reinforced. Great idea!
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007 11:25:50 AM »

Beautiful, you thought of everything. Great work!!

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