Another Project Done

@Morleyhunt (20282)
Canada
February 16, 2016 9:50pm CST
On Sunday my daughter came for some help with a bag she was making. Her bag pattern inspired me to make one as well. I have many bits and pieces of fabric that my mother gave me. Rather than throw all of them away I am planning to make some bags for my sisters and sisters inlaw. The first one is complete. It was a quick project. Each bag will be unique.
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@JudyEv (130205)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb 16
Excuse me - I thought you were finishing off UFOs before starting new things. I suppose using up scraps is sort of okay. And the bags look lovely.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
I know, I know....but when inspiration strikes, what can I do. I am working hard on two UFOs while making these bags....so far I have not had to buy as much as a spool of thread.
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@JudyEv (130205)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt In that case, you're forgiven! I love it when we can construct something here and not buy even a screw or a piece of timber. Feels really good.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Feb 16
I was going to comment on the UFO thing myself. At this point I'll just be glad to finish SOMETHING!
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
What lovely bags - do you ever sell any? They look good enough for anybody.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
I have made them as gifts. At a craft sale, after three days I sold only one bag.
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt That surprises me - people can't know a good thing when they see it.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
Try selling them on etsy or on Amazon--Amanzon now has a hand crafted section
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• Greece
17 Feb 16
Really beautiful and creative bags, you are an inspiration to anyone with a sewing machine and some odd bits of material.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
The bags really do not even need much skill or experience to assemble.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Love...love...love your bags!! I'm especially fond of the red one since red is my favorite color
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
20 Feb 16
I'll share the next o e I make. It will be using some of the same red fabrics.
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@LadyDuck (170562)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
Those bags are really nice and easy to make. I am getting inspired by your projects.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
They are easy to make. They give me a break from the quilt I am currently working on. There is no really fast way to hand quilt a quilt.
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
They are ao lovely ma'am. Indeed unique and has a personal touch :)
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
I made the one on the left. My daughters is the one on the right.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
I like the one you made the most. Interestingly enough, I don't carry a purse. I carry my wallet in a large cloth shopping bag.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
These are large enough that they could be used as a shopping bag. My daughter made hers to hold her knitting when she carries it to class.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt Yes I could see it used for produce or perhaps a carton of milk. Does she enjoy her classes?
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum yes, she is enjoying the classes. She is the only beginner in a class of much more experienced knitters. She brings out everyone's mothering instincts. She is learning a lot. (I could teach her many things! Knitting was not one of them!)
• United States
17 Feb 16
It's a good way to use up those small pieces of fabric. I sometimes buy wool sweaters and felt them. The bags are half made already. I love a new bag! You do a nice job making patchwork designs.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
I use a lot of small scraps. Thus quilt used all 2.5 inch squares.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt Wow! That's beautiful!
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• Philippines
17 Feb 16
They look very nice. The scraps match perfectly.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
That is part of the fun when working with scraps. You get to match some unlikely partners.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt and they come out very nice.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25829)
• United States
10 Mar 16
They are really pretty.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
10 Mar 16
Thanks. I have a couple more finished.
@Kboy26 (145)
• Columbia, South Carolina
17 Feb 16
You should make this your hobby. You might as well earn some extra income from your bags.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Somehow selling them isn't that easy. No one wants to pay what they are worth.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
They are lovely Morley. Will you be selling them?
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Right now I am making them for family. In the next week I hope to finish a couple.
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
17 Feb 16
Those handmade bags look nice and handy! It's a lovely past time to make stuff for your own.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
I don't sit around and do nothing. At the moment I have several projects I am working on. A quilt that is still being pieced, a quilt I am hand quilting and a scarf I am knitting.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
That is a beautiful tote bag you made.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
Thank you. I will be posting pictures of more bags as they are completed.
@Shavkat (65004)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
That's a good master piece my dear friend. It seems too difficult to do. I think it takes a lot of patience to accomplish this creation of yours.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
The bags are really not very difficult to make. The beauty of the project is....it's done in an afternoon.
@andriaperry (56265)
• United States
17 Feb 16
Tony`s aunt used to make these, he bought a leopard print fabric and paid her $20 to make it, she never made my purse and I never sen the money or fabric again.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
17 Feb 16
That's sad. I have some leopard print fabric in my stash....when I get to it, I'll keep you in mind.
@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
Those look fantastic! I made a bag out of my old giant denim pants a few years ago. I'm still using it from time to time.
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
18 Feb 16
These are really lovely!! You should be proud!
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• United States
28 Apr 16
they're both beautiful :) i got a wild hair back'n march 'n made a bunch'f quilted tote bags with scraps. started out's book bag fer my momma, done with a braid. 'fore i knew't, i'd made 5'f 'em. all've been pilfered by family, lol. i've nary a one fer myself :)
@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
That happens to me all the time. I make a bunch of something and before you know it, every one but me has one.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
@Morleyhunt aint that somethin'? aint no way to hide'em either, lol
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
9 May 16
My dear lady - when do you ever find time to do anything else?