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« on: November 17, 2005 06:36:35 PM »

So, I managed to score this really cool book from 1971 on tote bags.  There are lots of great ideas and pattern suggestions in it, but they just need some updating.  

Here's one of the bags I made from the book...I wish this one could have been lined, but at the time I didn't feel like figuring it out.  It can be worn around the neck and over the shoulder like a messenger bag, or slung just over the shoulder like a tote.  Textured pink cotton with wide red ribbon trim.

My hubby modeling it:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed806285600000015108EZtXLVw3aG

inside:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed80c285c00000016108EZtXLVw3aG

flat on the table:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed801a96100000015108EZtXLVw3aG


Here's a simple little tote bag I made just for carring my crap back and forth to/from work.  Nothing special.  No pockets, no closure.  Charcoal grey outer, ribbon trim, ribbon handles.

Outside:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed803a96300000015108EZtXLVw3aG

ribbon detail:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed8ba28ea00000016108EZtXLVw3aG

another shot:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed8a028f000000015108EZtXLVw3aG

lining detail:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed8a3a9c300000016108EZtXLVw3aG


And one other little bag I came up with...

Green upholstery fabric for the exterior:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed8ada9cd00000016108EZtXLVw3aG

Cute button and ribbon closure:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed971e98900000015108EZtXLVw3aG

Lining:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ed967e99f00000016108EZtXLVw3aG

pocket fabric with contrasting thread:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf36b3127cce950ede6b283800000016108EZtXLVw3aG


So, what do you think???
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005 06:47:06 PM »

I love the third bag and want to marry it. Love Love Love Love. That's Love squared.

I really like your fabrics! The third one especially. Is it an upholstery fabric? I covet those... Wink I bet you have a great stash of neato fabrics somewhere.

Your husband is really workin' the bag there.... yep! That bag reminds me of a halter top, and it's sexy and unique. The middle bag reminds me of a stylish French market bag, the kind you would tote your baguettes and croissants in. How cool to have all those cool bags!

What do you mean, you updated the styles? Did you add embellishments, or change measurements? Did the bags in the book have fringe and macrame and 70s stuff like that on them? Could you scan the cover of the book, or some photos? It would be so fun to see some of the styles!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005 07:51:19 PM »

wow! i like all of 'em. gr8 job. wish i had that knack of making cool bags : )
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005 08:47:19 PM »

Very cool bags!!!  I LOVE the black & white lining on the last one!  Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005 10:25:08 PM »

My fav is the first one, but I really like the lining of the last one, too. Three really wonderful bags. You have been busy! Such a nice husband to model for you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005 11:34:35 PM »

the last 2 are so f-ing awesome, if i see you on the street ima rob you, no im kidding but serioulsy hotness
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005 06:34:18 AM »

Thanks for the feedback everybody!  This is great!

shaving kit: Yep, it's upholstery fabric.  I get small pieces of it for very little money at this old textile outlet in my home town.  Oh, and when I mentioned updating the bags, I just meant that I use modern details (no macrame, etc.).  The bag I made had these weird little pom-poms and a 70's style cartoon applique of a walrus on the front.  It was cute, but looked a bit outdated.

I'll see what I can do about scanning some pictures from the book.  It's pretty funny, but the patterns and ideas are quite helpful!

Thanks again!
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005 07:23:02 AM »

Cool...thanks! I'll look forward to it!

Does your label say Seed on it?
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2005 08:07:56 AM »

Is the book called "The Total Tote Bag Book," with lots of pics that take you back to Berkeley in 1968?  Because if it is, I have that book, too.  I saw it in a library years ago and loved the triangle bag (no scraps!) and then I scored a copy on Ebay a few months ago for $5.
BTW, your bags look great!
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2005 08:11:49 AM »

shaving kit:  Sure does!  Seed is the name I use for my little line of bags that I sell around here.  I have a crow on my hang tags.

spiderlady:  Yep, I think that's it.  It's a great book, isn't it?  Some of the bags could use some improvement, but I love the ideas.  Thanks for the compliments!
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And now the ocean fills your lungs, and now you've got what you had come for, resting peaceful as you sink to drown under a sea of strangers.

-E. Bachmann
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