Friday, October 24, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday - Bags, Bags, Bags!

I made my first attempt at making a Mini Laptop Bag using denim for the outside and brown cotton fabric for the lining:

I used Velcro for the closure. When I looked online I saw that the new Mini Laptops are made in many sizes from 7 inches to 10 inches and up. That that's just the screen size. I plan to make the bags the size that would fit more than one size.

Also today, Tori, who is a missionary wife in Croatia, made a shopping bag using my tutorial! Please click HERE to see how great it turned out. She made my day, just to know someone benefited from and actually understood my tutorial!

The name of her blog is "A Home Away From Home". Where she lives the grocery stores do not furnish plastic grocery bags, so being able to make your own comes in handy. I think those days are coming here in the USA also. We have got to stop putting all that plastic in our landfills.

I really enjoy making these shopping bags because they are so easy and there are so many combinations you can come up with. This week I made my first two with denim and really like them. I've already sold them in my Etsy Shop.

They are reversible. Here is one using black denim and some Mary Engelbreit fabric showing it each way:

Happy Friday


Terri said...

They look great, Debbie!

Janel said...

Oh I hope you make some of the denim/Mary Engelbreit fabric bags for your etsy shop!!! I can't decide which one I like the best...that's why I have 5 different fabric bags (I'll be back for more)!

ancient one said...

Love my bags! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I love these.

Alexandra said...

Oh Great! I'll be purchasing one of those laptop covers from you. Just what I need.

Mom2fur said...

I've never even heard of a mini laptop, so you sure are getting in on that market early! What a great idea.
I'm going to check out Tori's blog. I bet the bag she made from your tut is adorable.

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