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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2008 12:22:02 PM »

My little boy has a duvet cover and pillowcase made from this fabric hmmmm makes me think his pillowcase would make a great bag  Grin love your hippo bag it's great

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2008 01:46:10 PM »

oooh another reason to run to ikea! Those fabrics are sooo fun! Smiley
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2008 01:56:47 PM »

Love the fabric and the size of the bags!  Great job!! Smiley
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2008 03:17:55 PM »

lol, may be hard to steal them, my dd is snapping them up tomorrow!
No, I didnt put a hard base in, though you could, I was aiming for something that just squished up when not in use.
Im not sure how long they take to make, I cut them out while I watched tv last evening,
and sewed them up today in 15 minute breaks from cleaning the house, etc.
(Im a big fan of Fly Ladys 15 minute cleaning plan)
I guess they dont take much longer than 15 mins once they are cut out and the handles ironed flat, ready to sew.
I went to Spotlight, hoping to get some cute fabrics, but was not hugely inspired.
Guess its a trip up to Ikea, oh poor me, lol!
Thanks a bunch

Hi hun....what lovely bags.....are you in Oz too?  Ikea sell fabric do they?  Now that's dangerous!  Although, the nearest one to me is like a 40 min drive away and Spotlight is 5 mins away...guess where I spend my time (and too much cash!)? lol  I'm thinking you're the craftster who told me that Spotlight had the 'Moo" material a while back....got some thank you!  Thanks also for posting the pattern in cm's I know how to convert from " to cm, but it's way easier when it's already done!


P.S. If dd decides to share her 4 bags....I'll have one! J/K
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2008 04:57:42 PM »

Missed this the first time around (Dad's bag), but I'm glad you're back for a return appearance.  I really like that there are both short handles and long handles on the bags.  Sometimes you need one and sometimes you need the other.  When I'm carrying something really heavy, I don't want it hanging off my shoulder.  But I'm happy to carry it in my hand.

Kudos to you!
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2008 08:43:03 PM »

lol cutest fabrics ever
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2008 01:18:09 AM »

thankyou for all the lovely replies!

I had a chuckle thinking about the boy who may lose his pillowcase to his mum for a bag, hehe.

And yes, now that Ikea has opened their new store, here in WA, they sell fabric!
Oh happy, happy day. Grin
All the fabric used in the bags, and in the apron
where bought from Ikea.
The hippo and animal print were a bargain, only about 8 or 9 dollars (AU) for a small bolt of each.
I got 5 lined bags out of that.

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oh and I made a quick bag for tafe, at midnight last night, as you do, I havent posted the pics of that one yet!

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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2008 04:33:30 PM »

I am hoping that I can follow your measurements and make some bags.  I am so sick of plastic bags.  I cringe at them. All the stores are starting to sell reusable shopping bags for about a buck each but I would rather go styling to be honest with you so I need to get in to the groove here and make some of these babies!

I am copying & printing your measurements then I am going to copy and print the jordy bag directions since that one is not one I have done yet either....

It sure would be great to go green for a change!

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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2008 06:40:14 PM »

I love the bags, and the parade of hippos on your counter just makes it even better!  I'm a canvas bagger, but I have yet to make one (shocker, I know, seeing how this is, uh, Craftster).  The long handles are great for carrying but not so great for the checkers who like their plastic bag holder.  I usually buy my bags as souvenirs from places I've been.  That and squished pennies. 

And whoever asked about looks/comments from checkers, I have yet to notice any negative response.  I just make sure to toss them down as I'm loading my groceries on the conveyor belt so they don't get all jumpy and start putting my stuff in plastic bags.  I actually stopped shopping at Vons because they don't offer a bag discount.  There's several grocery stores in my area, so it wasn't much of an effort to switch.  I know it's only 5 cents, but it's more the idea than the money for me.

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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2008 08:18:48 AM »

I have a friend who would love that bag!

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