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Topic: Colourful bags (with a few tips for making them)  (Read 1882 times)
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« on: December 03, 2008 02:53:04 AM »

I got a huge load of this colourful fabric for $2 so I thought it would make fun projects. I dont like the pink but I can handle it with the green. For myself I think I will make one without any pink in it.

I didnt use stiffener, but I will get some for more bags. I will probably use them for food shopping.

For anyone new to making bags, here are a few things I find helpful.
Key holders are very useful. Sew some ribbon on the end of your bag or make some out of the fabric you are using for the bag.

When choosing your dimensions take into account what you will be carrying. Think milk cartons, books, cereal boxes
I make the end and the bottom panels the same size. In that case cut 6 of the end/base and 4 of the side panels. Half of each should be made of lining fabric and half of outside fabric.

When turning corners, leave a little gap at the end of your seam.

This will allow you to make a nice corner.

I recommend sewing on some pen holders and the zip pockets from this tutorial:
(these pics are from another one I'm making as a gift)

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008 04:59:16 AM »

Very cute bag. I love the colors.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008 06:30:41 AM »

If you make the key holders, do three one on each end and one in the middle top of one side and they fit nicely on the grocery bag spindles, stores use.
This is a great bag I love the colors.

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008 10:30:16 AM »

« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 01:29:35 PM »

If you make the key holders, do three one on each end and one in the middle top of one side and they fit nicely on the grocery bag spindles, stores use.
This is a great bag I love the colors.

Nice tip.
The two on this bag are for the supermarket bag holder thingies. I didn't put a key holder because this is for my grandmother and she loses grocery bags like you wouldn't believe! There are no pockets for the same reason - less incentive to use it to hold money and keys and then lose them  Wink
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008 10:34:59 AM »

very cute! thanks for the fabulous tips as well!
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