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K.I.S. Bags

Did I mention addiction before? I’m sure I did. Zipper addiction! Actually, bag-making addiction made better with zippers.

The past couple days I have been playing around with my sewing machine and some fabulous Fabrics, working on the details to make these nice little bags. I am calling them K.I.S. Bags, or “Keep it Simple” Bags.

Bag #1 (shown in a previous post):

I decided it was too small for my intended purpose.

This is bag #2:

The size was just about perfect, So I made Bag #3:

Then Bag #4, which is now my purse:

The finished size is: 7″ tall by 9″ long by 3 1/2″ wide. I measured my purse after it was filled. If you are curious how much will fit in it: I have two epipens, two check books, a wallet, inhaler, small SketchBook, Ink pen, a mirror, comb, a small gift card holder, and a small bottle of Tylenol in this bag. And I could probably fit a little bit more.

They may be simple, but they have so many possible uses! Purse, toiletry bag, shaving kit, first aid kit, travel bag, sewing kit, kid’s pencil/pen bag, and more! Even emergency chocolate stash bag, according to my mom.

My husband said this would be something he thinks men would use as well as long as it was in masculine Fabrics for shaving kits and travel kits.

I’m having a blast making them.

Big Shopper Totebag

I’m finally replacing the Wal-Mart and Meijer reusable grocery bags that I’ve been using to cart around craft projects. The Big Shopper bag by Whistlepig Creek is a great totebag.

I made mine according to the pattern for the larger size. I did add decorative stitching in the thin strip of green because I love doing decorative stitching. I add it to pillowcases as well.

The circle with the MD initials was made by my friend JK. Some day I’m going to go play with her embroidery machine.

The bag has a good amount of pockets inside. You can make them the size you want. So you could have a bunch of skinny pockets for holding scissors and pens and such, or a few wider pockets. It’s up to you.

I love making bags. And they are usually quick enough to actually finish the project in a decent amount of time.

Have you made any Totebags lately?