Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First rag bag sewn......

Phew, I got the first of the rag bags sewn this morning. I'm hoping the rest of them go quickly now that I'm over the learning curve. My first error was in figuring the strapping, I was thinking I had enough strapping to go around the bottom of the bag - uh, oh....no way.....but the straps are sewn on securely and very strong the way I did them. I decided I wanted to line them to make them nicer looking and more serviceable with a couple pockets, lining material also from the stash cupboard, hoping I'm making a dent in those leftovers but not so sure I have yet. So the size bag I'm making will make a great knitting/project bag, spinning bag, farmer's market bag (it is machine washable) or just all around nice big tote bag. It measures 17" tall by 16" wide and has a box bottom. Sure hope they eventually sell or everyone I know will be getting one for Christmas this year!  Will post pictures of more as they are sewn, another red, two purple colorway, two pink colorway. And I'm thinking I'll put more warp on to make other colorsways, heck, I've got plenty of fabric leftovers to use up.

7 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH!!!! That is so danged cool Cindie!!!! man alive....your brain just keeps going and going...

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see that we have a lot of the same afflictions, I mean hobbies :)

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  3. Love it!!! And the lining is just PERFECT with the outside. A real nice, crisp, summer-y look.

    Hugs,
    Boom

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  4. Great bag Cindie. Love the lining. I think it makes for a prettier bag all in all.

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  5. Denise O'RourkeMarch 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Cindie...I have to buy a couple of these. I want one for me and one for Cali, she moved to Tampa and goes to their local farmers market and this would be perfect for her to use. Whenever you get a pink one made up save it for me. Your work is amazing!!

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  6. Cindie,
    Great looking bag, so really cute,I also want to buy 2,one for me!!1 and one for Deb so keep me in mind OK. I also recieved my socks,I just LOVE them,they wash up so beautiful. I have the history almost ready to send you I did'nt forget you.I just need to put the family from Grandma Howarth on paper from what I know.
    I promise to send it out this week.
    Thanks again for the socks. I need to call you on the pattern for them, if you will give it out.Ilene

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  7. Denise & Ilene, will get with you both after I sew up the other bags so you can see those color ways. Still other color ways to come too, will let you know what they'll be in case you like them better. So rewarding for me to know folks like my woven totes. Cindie

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