by crazypatchmama 11 Mar 2017

Another bag, Carolyn, do you also like this color? I love the design and will be making more of it as I find the time. I think one can never have too many shopping bags. :-))

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by toogie 13 Mar 2017

I really like this plaid fabric you used for the bag. Also the white of the applique patch really makes it pop. I thought I had commented on this but looked back and must have read it on my IPhone. Anyway, just wanted to say how much I like your bag. Are your corners/bottom boxed?

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 13 Mar 2017

Thank you, Toogie, really appreciate your comment. Glad you liked the bag, am really loving the fabric as well. No, the bag is just simple bottom, not boxed, makes it easy to fold and put inside the bag. hugs, Mary

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by blueeyedblonde 12 Mar 2017

Great job!

I have fabric bags, but most of mine were ones we got from places that were giving them out as advertising. Since I have made one with Jean scraps. Best one I have. Need to make more in different sizes.

Keep it up!

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by sonjapotgieter 12 Mar 2017

Gorgeous...Great work

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 12 Mar 2017

Thank you.

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by Patricia103 11 Mar 2017

Lovely job of a bag.
What a good idea. Been puzzling over how to do an embroidery on some of my darker fabrics.
I too make bags and I embroider on the printed fabrics, but some are way too busy or dark so I have been making plain coloured pockets for the embroidery.
I do my handles at four times the desired end width - fold in half & press, open out and fold fabric to the centre line then fold in half and stitch on both sides. Makes lovely soft and strong handles.
For speed work - I cut the fabric across the width. Makes one long strange looking strip of a handle. Stitch the whole length up. I then cut the handles to size.

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 12 Mar 2017

Thank you, I agree it is difficult to put embroidery on dark fabrics with print, so I decided to make an applique. I love to use my fabrics but most of them have prints in them.

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by pennifold 11 Mar 2017

Great job on the bag. I started years ago having my own bags well before they started going green so I must have been ahead of my time! These days I must admit to using the fabric type shopping bags that my local supermarket sells. ❤️ Chris

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Patricia103 by Patricia103 11 Mar 2017

Chris, have you bought one with a tree shape on it and made some Suffolk Puffs for it. One of my friends is madly making them in all the sizes that Clover makes those disc templates.
I accidentally tipped them all onto the floor the other day at group as I was trying to see one in particular and didn't realise that the bag was not snapped shut.
What a sight - two over 60s crawling around on the floor and under a table picking them up. :-)

crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 12 Mar 2017

Thank you, Chris. I have also started making bags since I started accumulating fabrics.

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by noah 11 Mar 2017

Love it Mary i have never made a bag ever ****Hugs Carolyn

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 11 Mar 2017

Thank you, Carolyn, and I have never made a kitchen towel.:-)) Hugs, Mary

noah by noah 11 Mar 2017

lol what a pair we are:):)

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by dragonflyer 11 Mar 2017

Very nice, Mary...what does the little tag in the upper right corner say...I can't make it out..

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 11 Mar 2017

Thank you, Kim. The tag says Cuddly, and then a crown on the bottom of it, and I love handmade, then I love natural material. A lot of words on a small rectangle, I bought it in a roll, I think it is from Japan. Hugs, Mary

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Mar 2017

Thanks for the update, Mary...nice tags you found!

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by bemara 11 Mar 2017

I love the design too, hugs Maria

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 11 Mar 2017

Thank you, Maria. I can't even remember where I got the design from. Hugs, Mary

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by grossfamilie 11 Mar 2017

Very nice - and it is a good idea to make fabric bags in a world which overflows of plastic. I also have started and giving them as gifts - and it's a great way using up the fabric at home and "educate" too. You "SAVE THE WORLD". Thanks for sharing - Maria

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crazypatchmama by crazypatchmama 11 Mar 2017

Thank you, Maria, I agree, we should try to save the world in any way we can, even if we think it is a small thing. And I always use the fabrics I have at home. I try not to buy fabrics as much as I can, besides, fabrics are so expensive here . :-) Mary

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