11 March 2009
Working in a field that concerns itself with environmental impacts, I get a lot of re-usable shopping bags. It seems like every conference, seminar, workshop and field day I’ve been to for the last nine years has sent me home with yet another, mostly too small to be useful, or just plain ugly.
I decided to pretty up one of them that was a good size, but not attractive, being plain black polyester with conference logos on it. So I added some Auntie Cookie fabric to the outside to cover the logo, and created a lining in hand-printed fabric from Yoshi Jones, with a drawstring to keep everything in the bag, and a key-clip because I had a clip and some red ribbon handy. It’s a bit wonky because the the original bag was very stiff and hard to sew, not to mention awkward. But it looks a thousand times better, and I think is a thousand times more useful, than it was before.
The good news is I am giving this bag away – go here for the details.
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:: from the front.
:: lining and inside.