Monday, October 22, 2007

Bandanna Bag (with Portable Feltboard)

The woman who runs the music class that I have had both kids in since birth, asked if I could make some bags to hold the kits they put together to sell. I was looking into a mesh bag order for her, but they had to get the bags right away and just got lingerie bags. To be honest I actually found that it would be cheaper to order them from the place I order the mesh fabric than for me to make them, so I will pass that info on to them.

Now they are looking for fun but inexpensive bags for their January kits. One idea was to somehow incorporate a mini felt board into the bag for the felts that go with the book. So this is what I came up with.

The felt on the front unfolds and looks like this:

Note, the material for the bag is from a bandanna I bought at a craft store. You could make two bags (approx 10"x10") this size from one bandanna. Since the bandanna is pre-finished on four side, you can just cut it in half, fold it up and sew on each side. The top is finished, so no more sewing is necessary there. The felt is cheap but the strap is 99 cents a yard. I use just under a yard for both handles. I could make straps from fabric, but I had to choose between labor cost and material cost. Plus these handles are really really sturdy for kids.

The closure not only closes the bag to keep the contents secure, it also keeps the folded up felt in place. The way the felt is sewn, you can use the space behind it for storage for perhaps the felts.

I hope they like them! I don't feel like making another prototype right now, I have to go price items for a garage sale this weekend!

3 ripples:

Junie Moon said...

What a great idea for the closure aspect and I love the fabrics you're using.

I just got your email with the blog problem info--thank you so much for helping me, you're a sweetheart!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

It's a very clever design and cute to boot! Bravo!
Smiles, Karen

Felicia said...

Groovy bag!

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