From time to time I run across a blog chocked full of creative inspiration. Tinker Verve is such a blog. I’ve been following it for a while and have been consistently impressed by the wonderful creations Elaine makes. Not long ago I told Elaine I’d love to look inside her mind. It occurred to me her blog gives me that opportunity. Check it out and see her truly unique creations.
Last month Elaine posted pictures of a shopping bag she made from a 25 pound sugar bag. Her bag turned out crazy cute. I couldn’t resist trying my hand at making one of my own. Mine isn’t a delicious, hot pink, but I did find a 25 pound sugar bag with personality. Since I had to buy the sugar, too, I’ve got plenty on hand now if anyone needs to borrow a cup.
Although I went about my project the hard way I’m pleased with the finished bag. The next one I make I’ll measure and make my lining BEFORE sewing my sugar bag. This time I sewed the bottom and added gussets and had to fit the lining by trial and error. It would have been so easy peasy if I had dealt with the lining in the beginning. We truly do learn by trial and error.
Here’s the finished bag…
It has a shoulder strap and two small hands centered, one on each side.
I added rickrack and pompom trim for the simple pleasure of making it “fun”.
There is a recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins printed on the back. Yum!
The lining part of a pair of well worn American Eagle jeans and a piece of the accent fabric used along the top of the bag and the handles. When I saw this picture I noticed a few threads left behind from a seam ripper moment. They will be removed.
The next one I make will be with a green rabbit food bag…I’ll use it for produce. 🙂
Remember check out Tinker Verve and look at Elaine’s beautiful creations.
Until next time…
We want to be spiritually grown, but we don’t like growing because growing hurts. ~ unknown ~