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Topic: Sugar Skull Satchel...With A Twist! (Pic and exp. heavy)  (Read 1950 times)
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« on: May 25, 2010 03:35:08 PM »

I saw something very similar to these being sold at Michael's craft store and though what a nifty idea. The bags that were in the package there were in my humble opinion...gross. First they were $9.99 for two bags and you got one red one and one dark green one. No other color choices. Then I did something that I feel is a no-no: I opened the package to inspect them further (I did roll them carefully back up and put them nicely back into the package though). They were rolled up and I wanted to see what was so special about them. I found out that it was nothing. They were 6" drawstring bags made out of a single layer of nylon. Ew ew. I could make something even more fabulous and personalized for a little time and a heck of a lot less money! So I scoured the interwebs and found this bag. It is essentially a drawstring bag...with a twist.
This is the bag all cinched up with my supplies in it:

This is how much stuff fits in there (plus some room):

Here is the lining. I wanted a light lining so I can see what was in there (it is a light blue pirate-nautical pattern):

And the twist: there is a 3" gap where the drawstring does not pass allowing this little "lip" to stick out when the bag is drawn closed. The advantage is that you can have your yarn in the bag where it cannot get tangled, dirty, roll under furniture, be "discovered" by your pets who bat them into the other room and have the yarn feed freely out of the bag through the lip. Genius!

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010 04:02:46 PM »

What a great idea!! I think I'll make myself one or two! And I LOVE the fabrics you used!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010 11:03:25 PM »

Very cool bag!  What fabric did you use?  My daughter would love something like this.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010 04:42:13 PM »

It was an Alexander Henry fabric I got from a local quilt shop  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 05:03:03 AM »

Very cute indeed!  You did a fab job - and I agree - $10 for a plain bag is just sickening!  Super job!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010 09:58:45 AM »

i love this fabric x
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