I’ve been putting off this project for a long while now, which is so silly! For quite some time now I’ve needed a few new reusable shopping bags to bring along with me to the grocery store and whatnot. I have a few of the store-bought kind that were given to me as prizes, promotions, etc., but I really needed something a lot bigger to fully round out my collection and handle some of the bigger things I buy.
I don’t know why I put off making one for so long, seeing as how I had plenty of fabric and it would have gone quickly. But I finally decided no more procrastinating. I figured if I was going to take the project seriously I would take the bag a bit more seriously too. The main body of the bag is quilting cotton reinforced with some quilt batting, but the sides and bottom are vinyl for extra strength and so I don’t have to worry about the cotton getting dirty. The handles go all the way down the side of the bag so they’re held on strongly, and they’re extra wide so they don’t cut into your shoulder when you’re carrying something heavy. I’ve found that this thing can tackle even the biggest jugs of milk or detergent that I buy from the wholesale club :B
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Today is bringing back a bit of nostalgia x3! By that I mean the fabrics from this bag are the ones I used for projects from when I first started up my blog, both the Frayed Tote Bag and the Zipper Bucket Bag. That’s about as nostalgic as one can get from a blog that isn’t even 6 months old yet :B
With these leftover fabrics, I thought they had almost a mod-looking color scheme, and with some white leftover vinyl I thought a robot motif would look awfully cute! So I went all out with the bolt pattern through the whole bag 😀 The contrast top and bottom actually repeats in the lining as well, which is also done in two pieces. Then from the seam in the middle there’s a hidden pocket done with one of my favorite techniques!
This type of bag is actually just a flat one with no depth. That’s not usually my taste, but I think they’re nice once in a while, because they’re about the only kind of bag that’s good to hold books in. I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I try to make trips to the library with bags that have depth they just flop around x3
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I don’t mean to confuse anyone, but today’s project has nothing to do with birds >w< Many companies give their items cute girl names, for some reason this bag made me think of a raven x3 so I added the dark wings to bring the idea home.
This burgundy denim is leftover from another bag I made some time back, while the contrast black vinyl I had used to make some belts for a costume. The two seemed to go well together in sort of a 90s goth kind of way, so I thought I’d go for it 😀 And I had an extra zipper lying around that matched perfectly. That and when I realized I hadn’t made a hobo bag in my huge collection of bag projects, it seemed like all the ideas came together!
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