Sunday, 23 May 2010

Remember the tea towel bag?

Well here's the napkin bag!  About 18 months ago, a few of us bloggers got hooked on making bags out of tea towels.  Really useful tote bags and I'm still using mine.  The other day while strolling through John Lewis I spied these colourful napkins and it occurred to me they would make really cute bags.  They are about 17 x 17 cm high with an 8cm gussett.  The handles were virtually ready made as they are two of the side seams that I cut off in order to make the bag.  They even have their own little label on. 


A really useful little bag for those summer evenings when you don't need to carry much. Actually I think my friend's daughters might be after them - I've already given one away!

20 comments:

Lottie said...

These are fantastic - stunning colours and what a great design

Netty said...

wowee these are terrific. Annette x

joanne wardle said...

so fantastic, I'm always on the lookout for what else I can turn into bags, I have picked a few things up but not got round to it yet!

really really love these. I adore polka dots

Ann English said...

These are GREAT-very clever!

Cath Wilson said...

Great idea, Smarty pants, lol. Love 'em. Really MUST get to grips with that new sewing machine...

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Theyre brilliant...would sell for a fair few quid here in Sussex. They'd be extremely popular.

Joanna K said...

What a great idea, the bags are sooooooo cute! My hubby just got me a sewing machine so as soon as I learn how to use it, this will definately go on my project list lol!! It was great seeing all girls again. Must book AJ3 for June. Thank you for all the expert advice! Do you have Penny's blog addess?

craftimamma said...

How clever and so summery too!

Lesley Xx

Sid said...

Love the napkin bag idea, they look great !

Createology said...

Very clever of you to repurpose something that already had some of your work done. Great bags! Happy creating...

cockney blonde said...

What a brill idea. Love them, x

Suzanne C said...

LOVE This!!!! Now you will have to do a giveaway on your blog for one of these! I can see why you already lost one of them to someone else! Too cute!

Kaz said...

these are gorgeous Carol, when you starting an etsy shop woman??? these would be perfect for carrying a bottle of water and a sandwich if you're going out....I love them!!

Neet said...

How fantastic! What a fun idea - and so handy too. Is there no end to your talent Carol.

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! These are awesome! What a brilliant idea! You're so creative but I knew that :) xxoo

stampdiva said...

Love these! Very Cath Kidston. Oh I wish I could sew. Lynne M x

Paula said...

They are adorable! Love those bright summer colours. I have a thing for polka dots & sunshine :)

craftytrog said...

How lovely! What a clever lady you are Carol! xx

Audrey said...

these are just so sweet!!!!

Carrie said...

These are super cool Carol - love the size of them and the summer colours too