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« on: October 26, 2008 09:42:21 AM »

So I have two kids now.  When we were going to the park this summer I'd have to stuff all of our snacks and junk into a ugly Home Depot re-useable shopping bag.  If you have seen them you know what I am talking about, its ripstop fabric, bright orange with Home Depot silk screened in white on both sides.  But it was the best sized bag we owned.  After the 3rd trip to the park with the hideous bag, I decided to make my own.  I had seen a tutorial online about how to do gussets and I decided I wanted to try them out.  I dug these fabrics out of my stash and made this:


It turned out nice and big.  I think it's like 12x18 if I remember right.  I put 2 layers of flannel in the middle of the handles for some padding.  I figured when I fill it up it's going to be heavy.  Smiley


This was the first time I had used my magnetic snaps and I think it went well.  I actually think they might be too strong because I have to really pry them apart. 


The Ikea fabric was some I got in the fabric swap last Feb.  I only had a bit of that so yes, that is the selvage you see inside. 

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I love the way it turned out!  My husband thinks it's way too bright but I do not care.  lol  I used it last month when we went camping and took a day trip to the beach.  It was perfectly sized for all of our junk.  Woo-hoo!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008 10:04:32 AM »

I love the fabrics and the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008 12:28:03 PM »

awesome
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008 01:14:45 PM »

Prrreeeetttttyyyy!  Love the fabric!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008 01:25:15 PM »

Great bag..... My husband doesn't say anything about the bright fabrics that I use for my tote bags but you can tell by the look on his face you know the (are you kidding me) look.  LOL   But he doesn't complain since he doesn't have to carry all those extra bags...

Love the bag
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008 01:27:42 PM »

I love its brightness! And I loooove big bags. Perfect.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008 08:16:46 PM »

Thats a great bag! I have two kids as well, and when we go out, I end up with two large bags hauling all the snacks, toys, diapers, bottles, blankets, and soon to be toques, mitts, etc etc. Often I use my large Costco grocery bag  Cheesy I may have to try a bag like yours!
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