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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quirky Bags

So my $15 sewing machine buy, didn't work out as planned. Poor me right? Well I think it was user error as the machine just wouldn't stop jamming in the bobbin area. I got so frustrated I just went out and bought a cheap machine from Walmart that had DVD in it. Anyway, thank you DVD, because I now know of to sew! I love this cheap machine, it works great and has a user light!

I haven't decided if I'm going to return the new sewing machine and use the $15 one now that I know how to sew and I figure it won't jam on me, or if I'm going to give it to my neighbor. I don't know what to do.

Anyway, what is a Quirky Bag? Well it's what I'm calling my line of re-usable snack and Veggie / Fruit bags. No more wasting plastic bags when buying fruit and veggies from the store or farmers market. No more wasting bags on snacks for kids lunches or car rides. So why Quirky bags as a name? I'm calling them that because they are well quirky. I haven't perfected the straight line and the bags are kinda uneven and not to mention the stitches are wierd in some places. I like how the bottoms of some are thinner and then get wider towards the top, or some are slightly slanted. This was not done on purpose, I'm just learning, but I love the look. Therefore Quirky bags was born. I'm going patent that name, so don't try to steal it, please.

How cute are these? I bought the fabric for only 1.50 a yard a Walmart. You can't beat that. The inside is lined with like a smooth silky almost nylon material that is super easy to clean. That's velcro people so you can keep your contents sealed. They were so easy to make and came out so good, you would have thought I'd been sewing for years and I've never touched a machine. Not to mention they take like no time at all to make!!

If I can do this, then so can you. Do you like em? I just purchased lime green with pink polka dots and the inside will be a bright yellow. I can't wait to make those. The BF had me purchase a fish material to make him some bags he can use in his car to store loose change and other stuff. I'm going to be a busy bee as I was sewing all day yesterday and ignored my blog and comments to everyone. I'm sorry, you just have no idea how much fun this is.






Loving sewing, can't wait to make more!! BTW these pictures are from my blackberry phone and do not do the bags justice. They are way cuter in person!!

PS: Bunny update. This morning the bunny was sleeping on my lawn. She is so cute, I've named her LOLA. We fed her two carrots this morning and she ate them. I feel so bad that she's out in the cold mornings and hot afternoons, but then again she's been living like this for years. It's just strange how all of a sudden she out and about. She's just way to friendly to be a wild bunny. I don't know what to do.

GOING GREEN HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN!!




21 comments:

Rachel said...

OOh! I've seen these, but I haven't tried them yet. Good job!

Amy said...

Love the bags. You are very talented.

Momma Such said...

Very nice! I tried to win these on someone else's blog. Have you considered doing a giveaway for them? Might draw traffic to your site. Just a suggestion. :) I think it is a great way to go green and save money as well! :)

thatdesigngal said...

LOVE IT! How cool is that! It does sound like fun! Do I hear a Etsy store in the making??? Hmm, Hmm...??!!

So glad that you got the bunny to eat, hopefully he will stay safe!

~Mary

Janet said...

I see the bag you made me! Thank you so much - I love it!

Alicia said...

the bags are adorable! isn't sewing addictive?? i don't know how many nights i've burned the midnight oil just sewing away!

Vicki said...

super cute! Good job teaching yourself to sew. It seems kinda scary to me, but I know I took a class in like sixth grade. I wonder if it is like riding a bike? Probably not.

Vodka Logic said...

The bags are adorable.

Can you post a picture of Lola? She sounds cute too.

BJ_Mama said...

VERY CUTE! Isn't sewing addictive?

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Thay look good. Would love to try making them myself.

confused homemaker said...

Good work, I'm all about the reusable bags they save so much money too in the long run.

Breadwinner Wife said...

I want to learn how to sew! I'll look into the Wal-Mart machine with a DVD since I don't exactly have any experience :)

Multiple personalities.. said...

That is sooo cool! You're gonna love sewing, it's so fun once you get the hang of it. I've been sewing for a while and I still have trouble with straight lines. I haven't sewn in a while, and I think you may have inspired me to get some done. There's this cute purse I've been thinking of making. Oh, and by the way, if you have a Jo-Ann fabrics store near you, check them out, 'cause usually every week they have sewing patterns on sale, some going for as low as $1.99 a pattern. Can't wait to see more of your sewing creations! :-)

celyn said...

Make me a cute one for my lap top with an outside pocket, in some cute material.

Amy said...

My dog is a husky...

yonca said...

Beautiful! You 're so talented!
I sewed a few gift bags for beaded jewelries I made last summer. And I gave them as Christmas gifts to my friends. Also sewed a few pillows which I have been still using in the living room. Sewing is fun :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

These are fabulous!!

I am soooo proud of you!!!!! I knew you could do it! :-) Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Sewing is so addicting, isn't it?

Angela said...

Congrats Lisa Anne you won a Hawaiian souvenir key ring for being one of the first 10 people to sign my Tagboard in my "Lunch Money Giveaway!" I'm sorry to notify you this way, but you did not leave an email address. Pleas send me the shipping info you would like me to send your key ring to. Thanks for participating in my giveaway!

Have a great weekend!

Angela from Angela's Soliloquy

Mommynightowl said...

I like the suggestion of a giveaway.

they look great, and what an easy way to go green. these would save lots a plastic baggies.

where do you plan on selling them?

Amy said...

There is something on my blog for you Lisa. Happy Sunday...

yonca said...

Hi Lisa!
I left you an award on my site :-)