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Blue bags

Added Feb 8, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






These are a set of bags that I made for my sister. They are made from a single piece of cotton tablecloth that I found in a nearby thrift shop. I love finding new uses of thrifted stuff!

The shopping bag has a pair of straps and a big pocket, the bottom is tucked before the sides are sewed. The lunch bag has tucked bottom too, a pair of straps, and drawstrings to keep the lunch safe. The tote bag is just a simple rectangle bag with only one straps. I filled all the straps loosely with rolls of dacron batting to give them a soft and fluffy appearance. Then I put an iron-on little fish on each bag because my sister likes fish image. I don’t know why.

I’m kinda satisfied with these bags but also a bit worried whether she’ll like them or not. Well, they will be sent tomorrow, and I hope she’ll be happy when she opens the package .

also blogged here

Material Notes

cotton tabblecloth




Garment Type

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    Feb 28, 2010, 07.05 PMby mira29

    great! you are doing everything very nice! :*

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    Feb 18, 2010, 03.55 AMby amarie

    So well made!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 04.37 PMby pakutke

    i love fishy detail! no doubts she will love it, let us know how much :) your stuff is just perfect.

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    Feb 8, 2010, 10.10 PMby Passiona Cottee

    These are deceptively simple… Meaning you have put alot of thought into them but the end result is a light ensemble that is not overworked. Classic style. Very nice.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 02.56 AMby verypurpleperson

      Oh I like the term ‘deceptively simple’! .

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    Feb 8, 2010, 05.30 PMby sewneenee

    very cute and useful bags, I’m sure they will be loved! Nice touch adding the fish to personalize them and great job recycling!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 02.56 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you, I hope she’ll like them too!

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