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Topic: I LOVE SHOPPING! Reusable Shopping Bag from Repurposed Materials - Lot O Pics!  (Read 13876 times)
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« on: February 01, 2010 05:45:27 PM »

Ok so I thought I'd better enter this now before I keep seeing amazing entries and get discouraged Smiley
This is my first contest entry and when I saw what this month's contest was I knew right away what I wanted to do!!
Ya know when you buy pillows, new sheets, blankets, etc... they come in those plastic sometimes zippered bags. Well I just can never throw them away! This year my DH and I got new pillows for Xmas so I saved the plastic bags in my to use someday bin.

This bag is made using one of those plastic bag covers. I saved the zipper for future use someday.....
It's about the size of a paper bag and about the same shape. I used only what I had on hand to make the bag and was rapidly running out of thread. I think I cleaned out every spool and bobbin I had so there are probably at least 5 different colors of thread holding this together! But I think it adds to the look a bit. I straight stitched and zig zag stitched to make it more durable. I added a thick cardboard base so it would be sturdier. And after finishing it, it looked so boring so I raided my magazine stash and I collaged the front and back of the bag with random words from magazines. The words all have something to do with shopping, reusing, recycling etc... The words were taped on first with just ordinary scotch tape and then protected and covered with packing tape. Enjoy!!!!!! Sorry so wordy Smiley

UPDATE: Some of my pics are lost and I am also in the process of moving pics so these are the only two I have of this project:





Thanks for looking!!!! Oh and I forgot to take a picture but it folds up just like a paper bag Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010 05:55:54 PM »

brilliant! looks like it was a lot of fun to make!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010 06:19:53 PM »

That is seriously cute! I love the collage - that just makes it way cool. I now have an idea. The smaller bags a set of sheets comes in? You could make it a lunch bag and put food photos and words on it. It would be really fun.

I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 06:24:10 PM »

Thank you ladies! I did actually have a lot of fun putting it together, it was fun watching it all come together! Now I can't wait to use it! That lunch bag idea would be super cute too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 06:42:37 PM »

That's so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010 06:48:59 PM »

very cute! and good upcycling.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010 06:54:19 PM »

Thanks Girls! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010 07:16:34 PM »

Neat--looks like you bought an expensive one.  Great repurposing job!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010 07:29:37 PM »

Thank You So Much!!!
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What a really creative idea!  Awesome job
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