Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Handmade Holidays : The Green Bag

Let me start by saying today I captured with a photo why sweet little birdies do not visit my bird feeder. In fact, I stopped even putting bird seed in it. *sigh*

Now, I also want to say that today was an unusual day in that the baby was very fussy and I am STILL trying to unpack from my trip last week. Why, oh why must we un pack? It's no fun at all.

Moving on.....
It's Handmade Holiday time and today I share a simple "green" gift. I actually made these up for my sister for her birthday because they are simple, frugal and wonderful to own.

I present the Green Bag Lady bag!!!!

Now, this is a simple bag that can be sewn in about 10 minutes. You need not be a rock star seamstress either. If you want to go a little further and make the bag more "finished" you can. I kept my bags simple because I believe in giving several to one entire collection.

I actually found fabric in my stash and used this beautiful Van Gogh fabric because I knew my sister would appreciate the beauty.

She has the most stylish green bags in her city!

As an idea, you could also make a bag and use it as a gift bag. That's is being double green, don't you think?

If you would like the pattern, HERE IT IS!

This is a wonderful way to give an economical and green gift without breaking the bank, especially if you have tons of fabric on a shelf in your closet.

What other uses can you think of for this bag?

Have a sweet week!


  1. Hi Sam! Love the bag! Any fabric in particular? Any other patterns available for more Handmade Holiday Gifts? I haven't sewn in so many years, but this actually looks simple enough.

    I love your blog!
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. I love, love, love my bags!!!! I have used them several times and they are very sturdy and I must say, nobody seems to appreciate Van Gogh like I do! :-) Thanks again, Sami, I LOVE my bags.


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