Solstice bag extravaganza

As alert readers may have noticed, from time to time I get onto a theme and just keep going.  Bags are one such recurring theme, and in the quiet time on this blog a lot of bags got made. You have only seen the first few.  It went on to become what I whimsically refer to as ‘a bag jag’.  I am susceptible.

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I started on scraps that were on the floor and scaled up to long saved remnants and fabrics bought as offcuts, garments saved for re-use… and from there just kept going.

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Why not use some of the bark cloth curtains?  What am I saving them for?  What about those bits purchased at the  op shop?  That rolled up set of print scraps I picked up at a garage sale one time?  Why not interface the openings with the scrap canvas I collected  when I used to dumpster dive that canvas place on the way home from work?  You get the picture.  Before long there was this.

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Then I made more and some went to be Hannukah and Solstice and Christmas gifts so quickly they were not even photographed.  In the end I decided to go for it and just kept making with a view to taking them to my friends’ solstice party/picnic/clothes swap/pinata in the park.  It was a fun thing to do, and a fabulous evening as always, it made me smile to see some folks’ surprise that someone had made them just to give away, and I now have none of these bags left, and a marginally smaller stash of fabrics!


Filed under Neighbourhood pleasures, Sewing

6 responses to “Solstice bag extravaganza

  1. you are so creative and generous with these bags – they look gorgeous.


  2. Susan

    GOOD for you. Did you know it is healthy to GIVE? Lots of research on it and no wonder it all made you smile! Yes, what ARE ‘we’ keeping all those scraps for???????? haha


  3. Lucky recipients of your generosity and talent! What a lovely bunch and great thing to do.


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