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« on: August 05, 2007 02:06:07 PM »

I wanted to make a bag large enough to hold groceries for my big family as well as be durable, strong and have pockets for keys, money, credit cards, cell phone.  This way, I can carry it into the store without also toting along another bag or purse.

I had two pairs of pants that had been ripped that were waiting in my "use it" pile so I grabbed those and got to work.  

Here's what I came up with:

photo 1:  me, holding the bag


photo 2:  with groceries


photo 3:  big enough inside to hold two gallons of milk, plus!


photo 4:  inside pockets


photo 5:  outside front pockets


photo 6:  back pockets (the bag lays flat across the bottom normally.  just sitting funny in the picture.)


The saying on the bag is a New England proverb that I love:  "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."

I stenciled it on, along with the recycling symbol, with paint that I already had.

Hope you like it!

 Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007 02:08:41 PM »

That's a great-looking bag, and I love the slogan.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007 02:11:30 PM »

This is great -- and it's extra-awesome because you used things that you already had!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007 02:12:38 PM »

cool!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007 02:22:28 PM »

I think this is my favorite bag submitted so far.  I love the look - very stylish.  And that quote is awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007 03:20:39 PM »

Very nice! Love the quote, and now I definitely know what to do with my 'what-to-do-with?' jeans  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007 03:27:54 PM »

I just love your bag!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007 04:01:49 PM »

cool idea
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007 04:10:56 PM »

I love it. I love that saying too.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007 04:14:31 PM »

Yay another jean bag!  They're the best! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2007 04:27:05 PM »

so...this bag pretty much rocks!
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007 04:51:29 PM »

Thanks! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2007 05:09:27 PM »

That bag is AWESOME.  It makes me want to sew.  My boyfriend and I have discussed making more bags...and I think I'll show him this one...well done!
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2007 05:38:07 PM »

ROCK on, this is definitely in my favorites so far!  Very thorough job, good construction, great use of recycled materials and superb craft-woman-ship! 
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007 06:43:39 AM »

GREAT slogan!!  Definitely my favorite so far- functional, clever, and I would actually wear it out!  Very, very nice work.
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007 07:15:17 AM »

that rocks. and the phrase is defintely amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007 08:10:16 AM »

Wow I love your bag! it is so super cool!
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2007 10:02:31 AM »

thanks!  i love this challenge!  there are so many great bags! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2007 01:42:03 PM »

There have been a lot of amazing bags submitted already but wow - I really really like this one!
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2007 01:48:38 PM »

the stenciling looks great!
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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2007 02:11:17 PM »

I love the slogan.
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2007 04:11:02 PM »

This is a great and very sturdy looking bag!  The slogan really will make people stop and think...at least, they'll read it for sure!  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2007 03:06:20 PM »

I have used that quote ever since I read it last year in an old-timey magazine of my Grandmothers.  It's a depression era quote and I just love it!

Great bag...I do believe I'll have to vote for it!

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2007 10:43:51 PM »

I love the proverb, and you used it well.
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2007 01:33:53 PM »

i love the design and the proverb!
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2007 07:38:22 PM »

I have liked this bag from the get-go.  Sturdy, washable, easy to read and understand the message, and totally do-able for re-cons.  Definitely in my top favorites of all the entries. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2007 08:52:29 PM »

Yup it's official.  My fave. Smiley  Voted. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2007 10:06:41 AM »

thanks!!! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2007 10:18:04 PM »

Cute slogan. Says it all.
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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2007 11:57:38 AM »

ooh! luv it!
I like the slogan you used.
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2007 08:07:37 PM »

i have so many pairs of old jeans just lying around. i love this! the pockets are awesome!
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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2008 07:59:30 AM »

I haven't been on craftster in FOREVER!  I was going through my old posts and thought I'd let you guys know that I'm still using this bag regularly.  It is lasting forever!  Use up your old jeans to make one for yourself!

You won't be sorry!
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