If you read my previous post about my Plastic Bag Holder (LINK) you know that i have a serious plastic bag hoarding problem lol but in all seriousness I have all these bags but always forget to bring bags with me to the grocery store!
So I decided to make a small bag holder for my purse, I actually made this before I made my large tea towel bag holder, to try & not bring so many bags home again lol I have been using it for about a month & so far it is working out great!
I bought the fabric at Walmart, they sell those patterns in however big squares, so you can use any pattern or material you like, the one I used was either 100% cotton or polyester…sorry, I cannot remember.
Finally, the sewing pattern for this compact bag holder is actually a pattern for a no zipper pillow case, scaled down a lot lol
If you are cheap like me, you reuse your plastic bags for many things, though you find your collection just keeps growing & growing & growing!!!
After I get a certain amount I will put a bunch in the recycle, though for those ones that I may need to use in the future I keep…but these crazy things just keep multiplying!! I tried a “life hack” from Pinterest, putting your plastic bags in an empty kleenex box…then ended up havin 3 kleenex boxes full & was still putting more in bags hanging on the cupboard door knob lol
So I finally had enough!!!
I decided to make a bag holder, turns out it is super simple & you do not need to be a sewing magician to make one! AWESOME!!!
All you need is a tea towel, needle & thread or sewing machine, scissors & thread.
Here are some wood pieces I painted with chalkboard paint & used different materials (inks, paint, twine, chalkboard felts, gel, etc.) for all of these freehanded designs.
The Cheeky Naughty or Nice Paddle– all two sold, the third sold at silent auction for my day job’s christmas party for united way Happy Holidays Gold Tree – still available Happy Holidays with small reindeer head– still available Happy Holidays & Gold Gel– sold Merry Christmas Gold Tree– still available
Let me know what you think, I am thinking of making more next year & might try to sell some on etsy.
If you see anything you might like here just email me, glass vases also still available, click here to view (Link to vase post to come)
The office I work at full time is having their 6th annual holiday shopping show, I did not participate last year but was convinced to participate this time around to sell some of my illustrations & paintings, then I thought “why not make some holiday related items to sell?” With my November not being as crazy as my October I will be able to find the time 🙂
I plan on trying to make some hand crafted holiday cards, gift tags, wooden pieces and other holiday crafts. I went to my local Dollarama, Walmart & Michael’s Craft store for some supplies I needed to complete my process: a few sets of blank cards & envelopes, some wooden pieces, a jumbo paper punch & some 96lb Bristol paper, glass vases, ribbon & more.
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