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« on: July 01, 2009 05:57:06 AM »

Don't you love the buzz you get when you have an idea and it ACTUALLY Works!!  Cheesy

We always take a big family vacation in the summer and guess who ends up toting everyone else's stuff around?  That's right, ME!   "Mom, can you hold this?"

So, this year, instead of carrying one of my kids' school backpacks, I wanted a more stylish one.

I found two Crate and Barrel placemats I liked at Goodwill.  They were missing something, tho.  On my next trip to GW, I found an embroidered handkerchief.

The straps can pull up, so I can carrying it like a tote bag.

I even added a zippered pocket! with contrasting fabric (this fabric has sentimental value for me, it was a pair of pants when my daughter was a toddler).

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009 06:02:36 AM »

that's very cute

I am open to personal swaps (feedback is untrue)
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009 07:43:46 AM »

How did you attach the straps at the bottom of the bag? This is a great bag. I love the colors.

« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009 08:28:07 AM »

How did you attach the straps at the bottom of the bag? This is a great bag. I love the colors.

Thanks!  The ends of the straps are sewn into the corners of the bottom of the bag. 

To put it another way: when you square up the bottom of a bag, you sew a triangle on each side of the bottom.  I tucked the ends of the straps into the triangle before sewing.

Hope that makes sense!

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009 09:27:42 AM »

Thanks, it makes sense. I wondered if maybe you used loops with hooks and rings to attatch them. I guess either way would work.

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