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thequeenmel
« on: February 07, 2010 07:15:50 PM »




Ok, I know this isn't that spectacular, but I'm still proud of myself.  I was sick and then feeling out of it all week but was able to get this together.  Not to mention, I have very little experience making bags.  I'm excited with how it turned out.

I used to work at a place called Label Shopper.  It's kind of a grey market store - brand name clothing and home decor from stores that closed.  We also sold "last season" merchandise. Anyway, we once got something wrapped in a burlap sack.  I was the eco-freak in the store.  I tried to salvage anything reusable.  I kept the burlap but it ended up staying in the back room where, unfortunately, I forgot it when I left for another job.  

I got married in October and my old coworkers were invited.  One of them wrapped my wedding gift in the burlap from the store, knowing that I would appreciate it.  I was amazed to see it again.  I thought they would have thrown it out for sure.  Reunited with the old sack, I put it away, unsure of what to do with it.

Until I saw this challenge!  Here it was before I really got to work.  My friend already cut the sack apart to wrap a box.


Here's another shot of the finished product.  Sorry for the poor photos.




I also used some bottle caps for accents.  I painted them and turned them into buttons which I sewed on in the corners of the pocket and on the sides where the strap is connected.  It's not lined or reinforced with anything.  I wanted to make a produce bag.  It's slightly smaller than my other reusable shopping bags so it would fit neatly in them and hold some veggies and/or fruit.

Peace,
Melanie
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010 02:15:30 PM by thequeenmel » THIS ROCKS   Logged
yzzilnoaj
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 07:02:24 AM »

Very cute!
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thequeenmel
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010 02:14:23 PM »

Thanks!

Peace,
Melanie
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JCDillustration
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 07:19:06 PM »

That's a great story! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 05:28:58 PM »

Great story and terrific bag!!!!!
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