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« on: May 14, 2004 05:33:49 PM »

We went to a craft fair the other day, and were looking at all of the gazillion or so bags and came across quite a few like we have never seen before, and so I attempted to make one today..... I am so pleased with it, I just love the style and it's so functional  Cheesy

This is only my first one, so there is a lot of room for improvement, but it's definitely something I will be making more of and I wanted to show it off  Cheesy


The bag has a piece of wood for the bottom - it's 11" long x 4" wide x 1" high. I measured the base of the bag around the wood, and when I finished sewing it all up pushed upholstery tacks through the bottom hem into the wood - and it's amazingly sturdy! I did the square bottom style for the liner - most of the ones we saw had the liner & the decorater fabric tacked into the wood, and you could see the wood on the inside of the bag as well, but I didn't really like that... so when you look in this bag, it's like any other bag (with no chance of anything slipping out between the tacks)  - and when you set it down, you have the wood as the base  Grin I totally LOVE it!


Also the ones we saw were not stained - which looked fine, but I like the stained (or even painted) look and am thinking of either stenciling or burning "GracieTom" onto the bottom of the wood.
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004 05:36:28 PM »

thats really cute!

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004 08:23:09 PM »

Totally cute!!!  I love the idea of a wooden bottom.  Never even occurred to me to do that - d'oh!!!  Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2004 07:17:08 PM »

and am thinking of either stenciling or burning "GracieTom" onto the bottom of the wood.

Very nice... I love the idea of either stenciling or burning your logo onto the bottom Smiley
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