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« on: September 02, 2007 09:57:29 PM »

Absolutely and shamelessly inspired by this bag:

I needed one of my own.  NEEDED.  Needed.  So actually the night after I saw the original I went nuts, grabbing Target bags and my iron and making this version in, like, two hours.  I loved it, but it was missing something.  It didn't look finished.
I wanted piping, but I couldn't find red vinyl piping anywhere in town, and I didn't know how much I needed so I was hesitant to order any online.  I finally settled on some neato string/yarn trim I got at Hancock for 50 cents a yard (and I needed three yards!)
And still, it needed more!  Lucky for me, I spent three years working at Target, so thusly I HAD more!  Hurray!

So now I give you, it's in final Target-dorky-form, my I Love Target Too Much bag.

The front.

The back, more of the same.

The pocket, which is now much more secure than it was in the original version.  I love this.  I'm so glad we had the older bags with the big list on it (the new bags only have small lists.)

And the dorkery side... I have four different versions of my nametag (my original with the Target pin you got after a year, which they no longer give out... no pins on any badges, they wanted uniformity); a regular nametag; a generic one with my store's number on it; and two that happily proclaimed me as a TRAINER (team trainer!  yay!)  I used the one I had duplicates of (actually, my pin one is in my scrapbook I think.)
I also had the hilarious pharmacy badge that they made us all wear for a month during a pharmacy promotion.  I love it.

I also switched the straps so they didn't cross between the bag.  It only took one shopping trip for me to realize that was stupid and wouldn't work, LOL.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 12:13:14 AM »

Great job.   Makes me want a Target bag.....

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 03:16:57 AM »

That looks excellent.  It looks really sturdy too - how many layers are you fusing to get your 'fabric'? 

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007 06:12:45 AM »

GAH! I love this! My favorite part I think is how you did the side pocket. Super placement on that! Really great! I want to make one sooo bad, but I don't have enough Target bags!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007 06:57:05 AM »

I love the original too -- the inspiration is fantastic.  You have improved on it though.  This is what I like most about craftster; standing on the shoulders of giants!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007 08:04:51 AM »

This is fantastic!!!   I want to make one.. I love target...  but then, who doesn't love target?!?  I am going to have to start saving my target bags, you've done a fantastic job with this!

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007 08:48:27 AM »

Your bag is wonderful. I love how you included the list on how to reuse the bags on the side of your bag. Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007 09:28:46 AM »

Very nice! Target is the best store ever.
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007 01:19:14 PM »

That is so rad. Target rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007 08:55:31 PM »

j_en, I can't remember right now, but I THINK it was four layers... it may have been five.  There's two layers of duct tape inside, and then I kind of added another layer to the bottom because I became obsessed with making the inside look good.  It's fairly sturdy but tends to fall over a lot when empty, LOL.

I love target...  but then, who doesn't love target?!?
I know, right?!  I mean c'mon!  It's TARGET!!

Thanks everybody!!  I'm excited to take it out shopping now that it's finished. =>
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