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« on: March 12, 2009 02:51:08 PM »

my swap partner has received these now, so I won't be spoiling the surprise.

This one is based on my favourite shop bought reusable bag- the Ikea blue mini shopper.
I had some medium weight black canvas and cut it to the Ikea shape, square base that gives a very cube like shape.

I like the long handles on the blue bag, so made sure mine were long enough to go over your shoulder.

The heart motif is kinda crazy patchwork that I foundation pieced then freehand squiggle stitched it on the front.   


The second is simple square bag. This time the heart is a piece of plain blue denim, with squiggly freehand stitching again.

The colour went really weird in this photo. It is actually a ruby red sort of colour, but it's the only pic I have of the shape



I left the denim edges raw as I like a more deconstructed look.
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tivaclare
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009 02:56:50 PM »

I like the mock-Ikea bag. Do you have pattern dimensions? I've been looking to make some reusesable bags, but haven't found a pattern to copy that I like well enough. My nearest Ikea is 400 miles away, so no shopping for me.  Sad

I love the colors you used in the heart...very pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 03:02:43 PM »

I am going to wist that first bag when I get home.  It's fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009 03:38:01 PM »

the first ones my favorite too   Grin the detail is amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009 04:04:33 PM »

Super job! I'm sure your swap partner will love them!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009 08:40:49 PM »

i love the details in the heart. very cute. horray for reusable bags
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009 06:55:28 PM »

Love the hearts!
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009 07:40:29 AM »

The hearts are outstanding, they almost look like jewelry.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009 09:30:35 AM »

The colors in the hearts are beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009 01:10:52 PM »

I love the first bag!  I love the crazy quilting you did.  Beautiful!  And clever to use the IKEA bag... those can hold so much stuff.

The second one is lovely too, I just prefer the first.  Wink

They both look like they'd hold a lot and come in really handy.  And they look really sturdy. 
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