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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 1033790 times)
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« Reply #440 on: January 13, 2008 12:28:03 PM »

I finally finished!!!! 32 bags! I love the pattern, but I may not make anymore for a while. Smiley These are all the bags except the duplicates. I hope you enjoy looking at them!

My husband and I decided to give everyone these bags for Hannukkah and Christmas presents. (We only gave ONE person on our list something other than a bag.) So, we went to town a little bit and bought moderately expensive fabrics that really represented each person.  It was worth the effort though, because I think everyone really loved their bags.

(In this set of pictures, my husband took the insides separate from the outsides. Instead of posting two pictures of each, I just pasted a bit of the inner fabric on the outside so you can see the pairings!)

Since I was making so many and with such fun fabrics, I decided to make the bags reversible. This meant leaving out the gussets and the pocket to fold them into. We decided to include directions on how to fold the bags into themselves, instead. We didn't even gift wrap them since they were so colorful! We just tied them with ribbons and put a card in the fold.

In the end, we ended up with seven bags for our own shopping along with all the presents. I'm really pleased about the whole project. Thank you all for the tutorials and all the hints along the way!


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« Reply #441 on: January 13, 2008 01:21:58 PM »

Whoa...you've been busy!

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« Reply #442 on: January 13, 2008 02:25:41 PM »

WOW!! Shocked  Fantastic job on the bags, eirle!  I'm sure they were a hit with all of your lucky recipients!

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« Reply #443 on: January 13, 2008 02:53:30 PM »

What a great idea!

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« Reply #444 on: January 14, 2008 07:01:10 PM »

Wow, eirle, I thought I had lost my mind when I decided to do a 14 of these for christmas presents.  I bow to your awesomeness
« Reply #445 on: January 14, 2008 08:42:31 PM »

Eirle, you are filled with awesome!  I know, cause my bag is perfect and I LOVE it!
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« Reply #446 on: January 21, 2008 04:17:36 PM »

Thanks for this tute.. it was exactly what I've been looking for! I wanted to make my mom a bag- she goes to a farmer's market -type thing on the weekends and I even found the perfect fabric.
I think I'm going to save it and give it to her for Valentine's Day next month.


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« Reply #447 on: January 21, 2008 07:53:47 PM »

Excellent fabric choice for a market bag!

One of these days I'll get pics of mine posted...

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« Reply #448 on: January 23, 2008 01:54:39 PM »

Here's mine! 

I kept reading through the instructions and getting totally lost.  I was reading that a lot of sewing newbies did it just fine, so I decided to sew it and read as I went, and it was just fine!  Thanks Smiley


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« Reply #449 on: January 23, 2008 05:42:18 PM »

I made a bunch of these for the inmates at the nursing home for Christmas... they were a big hit because of the size, and the handles loop perfectly over their walkers.

It was a very rewarding way to get rid of scraps!
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