Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"It's a Cinch" Bag

Inspired by this post over at MADE, I whipped up a couple of these fun, cinched bags. Dana uses couch cushion covers she found at IKEA but since the store is a bit of a drive for me, I just purchased some on-sale fabric at Joann.

This gray/black one is made out of soft linen. I love the worn, heathered look of the gray linen.

This army green/ striped bag was a gift to my Mom for her birthday and was made from home decor fabrics found at Joann. 

I love this bag for every day use but it would also make a great beach bag or overnight bag. I've been using mine (I kept the gray one for myself) to carry my books and laptop to bring to class. It's nice to have an all-in-one bag that can carry everything you need. 

I also added a lining. Come back later this week for a tutorial on how to add your own zippered lining to an existing tote bag!

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Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

Super cute! I love the striped one, and the gray linen is so pretty! I attempted your dyed keds the other day . . . oh, it was such a failure because I was a total dummy and tried something that turned out to be really stupid . . . I'll blog about it later so you can laugh at me ;-) But I can't wait to try it again and do it right this time! I should know by now to just follow instructions :-(

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Unknown said...

way too cute!!! & congrats on your features!

CraftyCupcake13 said...

Hi! Super cute bag!! I LOVE it, thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from Eisy Morgan, I saw your link up there! Great job!
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Mindie Hilton said...

I am bag obsesed. Would love for you to link this up at my link party I am having fridays through Sundays. Hope you come, it should be fun. You can find the button for it on my blog now too if you like.

Beauty and The Green said...

These are so cute!!!! And the like the size too, I love a bag that can actually carry all my stuff. Very chic and stylish!

kiran sawhney said...

Love your blog. Can we follow each other?

Marianne said...

That is such a nice bag. I really like it. I will have to try and make my own later when I find time.
Visiting from Eisy Morgan.

Alia said...

I'm your new follower!
I came across your post on Party Mindie Style. I loved this bag! Its soooo cute!

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Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. The party is still going strong. Over 250 links, yeah! Hope to see you again next week with more great projects like this pretty bag. I am going to have a special give away too next week just for linkers. If next time you could grab the party button or add the link back to my blog to your post or somewhere on your blog that would be great. This will spread the news of the party and be good for us all. Hope to see you soon.

Whit said...

wow girl I am in LOVE seriously and need one. I am not the best at sewing but hopefully I can try this one out. Thank you so much for sharing and if you are ever interested in doing a giveaway for my blog let me know. come and say hi

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Anonymous said...

Love these for summer! Will definitely have to whip up a few as soon as Me Made June is over - which you should totally think about participating in well next year, from the looks of it'd you do very well! I just stumbled onto your blog and am liking what I see. Keep it up :)

Anonymous said...

how can I figure out how to make this??

kaitidball said...

LOVE this bag! I'm super new to sewing and need all the help I can there any way you can give me the dimensions etc you used for this? Thanks!

CherylLynn said...

I have been looking for an eternity for a bag that is cute, to make!! I LOVE this bag to pieces. Is there instructions on how to make it?

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