Monday, September 22, 2014

You've Got to Love When a Plan Comes Together!

Last week I posted about the hand dyed batik fabric I made and the little quilted piece that resulted from it (see that here).

Well, after many hours of thinking about my design and mulling over ideas, I finally sat down and got to work making this fully lined and totally organized puppy raiser carry-all bag.





It's amazing what you can do with a recycled old pair of your husband's jeans, some colourful quilted fabric, muslin and a repurposed adjustable strap from a bag that's never use.


Here are various views:

 


The front zippered pocket allows me secure but quick access to a bit of cash and/or my iPhone.
The back outer pocket, for puppy training treats, is lined with a piece of an old denim shirt. This will allow me to turn it completely inside out to shake out crumbs that inevitably end up in the bottom of the pocket in which I carry dog treats.
I decided to add grommets with brass rings through them to attach the strap.  Since I have a small carabiner attached to my keys, this also gives me a great way to attach my keys to the bag and tuck them inside so I can get my hands on them quick and easy!  You can see all of the internal pockets for everything I need...no more digging around trying to get my hands on what I'm looking for!


It's big enough to carry extra little things I might pick up while shopping, or to carry a light jacket or umbrella, or my DSLR camera when I want it, yet not so big and bulky that I can't comfortably wear it wherever I go! I'm thrilled with how it turned out!

8 comments:

  1. Omgosh! Fab bag Linda!! amazing that you could whip that together so quick! I love the jeans with the batiks!!
    And thanks so much for sharing your baby!! OH my! has Yoshi ever grown!! How beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I've been using it for a week now and it's perfect for my needs. Isn't Yoshi adorable! And she's doing so well in her training!

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  2. Brilliant! I have a purse that gains a compliment almost every time I wear it. I'm sure yours will too! I love the bright colors. The key thing is a great idea - I'm always rummaging around for mine....

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    1. Thanks Jean! The key trick works great, and with the carabiner, if I don't have the bag with me the keys can clip to a belt loop on my jeans!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I'm thrilled with it now that I've been using it for a bit. It's serving my needs perfectly!

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