Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Take An Old Bag Shopping






I had some fun with this old grain sack that was given to me....When I travel I like to carry everything but the kitchen sink with me it seems so I thought ... what am I going to use for billfold... checkbook.... makeup... phone... keys... camera... ect.ect.... I was folding clothes and saw a couple unused grain sacks laying there for projects and picked one up and started cutting... Basically I just cut the center away as you can view in the first picture... I folded the raw edges down and hand stitched them down with a dainty stitch and tied the two handles together... I had a little jute bracelet in my stash along with a old key and just secure that one for a little accent... I used a fabric marker and wrote take a old bag shopping and added a couple french looking numbers... This little project I had completed within 45 minutes and now have a hugh tote for carrying all... I think in the morning after brewing coffee I will use the filter and grunge it just a bit more as it does have just a couple spots than did not come out in laundry... Just having fun and creating for 00000 dollars


6 comments:

ROBIN18447 said...

Great idea now I'm looking for some old grain sacks.Like you I carry everything with me.Have a great day.

homespun1 said...

wow...this is so cool...and it looks easy too...I will have to try this soon.

EVA AGNES said...

Lovely bag Marietta!
Also thank you for your words about my background.
I have finally learnt how to make backgrounds and templates for blogger. I love to make them. It's become my hobby and passion-

Hugs Eva Agnes

Tina Eudora said...

Oh I love it, what a neat project. I may try to make one this weekend, thanks for the great idea!
Tina xo

Carol Mae said...

Love what you made with the old grain sack. very nice. Blessings, Carol Mae

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I love your creation Marietta! What a great project... now I've got to find a sack!! THanks for a wonderful idea!

Hugs, Sherry