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« on: June 04, 2012 03:28:57 AM »

Stashbusting and gift-giving are two of my favorite things so I spent some time in my new craft room doing both!  The first, this giant bag, was stitched for the life-guard at our local early bird swim. 

I used an upholstery weight fabric, a two way zipper and purse handles salvaged from bags purchased at the thrift store and a shower curtain for the inner lining.  I used a combination of old sheets and fusible interfacing for the lining between the bag exterior and the plastic lining. This is, of course, a bag for swimming gear!   She loved it!

This bag got my sewing jones going, so I decided to stitch up a pattern I've had for a couple of years -- The Wallie.  I am not happy with the inner pockets, so I will try again, being a bit more exact.  I really enjoyed the construction of these, though -- it was an approach I hadn't thought of. 


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012 04:44:28 AM »

Beautiful work, as always!  Lucky lifeguard!

« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012 08:28:57 AM »

great bag, great idea! i love that you used the shower curtain and re purposed straps, both are great ideas!  this bag would be nice for anybody ready for some summer fun.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012 09:03:19 AM »

Oh I love the fabric and colors of the first one! The shape's great too. Nice work, A2K!

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