Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sew Many Bags!





I've been on this kick lately of sewing these fun little cloth bags.  





My favorite I think is the bag I made to hold Essential Oils.  I was with my daughter on a little road trip recently and I noticed that she was carrying some of her oils in an old eyeglass case!  I thought to myself that I needed to make her a bag for them.  It came out so nicely that I'm not sure exactly how many I've made now and given for gifts!  




I love mine.  It is just my bright and cheerful colors and makes me happy just to look at it!  It holds my oils in perfect place so I don't have to dig through to find them.  




They are also perfectly protected with the padded pockets and sides of the bag.  




Every time Jillian, my little seven year old grand-daughter, sees one of the bags she asks for one of her own.  I've been thinking what kind of bag I could make for her and her little sister that would be fun for them.  




I finally came up with an idea and I was so excited to dig through my fabric scraps and make them their own tiny little bags.  




These bags are a fun size.  They are about 6 inches wide by about 7 inches tall.  Absolutely perfect size for what I had in mind.   (Don't you love the little boxed corners?  It makes the little bags more "professional" looking!)  




 I know you're wondering what these girls need such darling little bags for, right?   Have you heard of the mini Lalaloopsy dolls?  Jillian and Rosetta love them.   They are so bright and cheerful, they have moveable legs and arms and are just so cute.  




I ordered the girls some new mini Lalaloopsy dolls from Amazon and they just fit perfectly in the little bags!   I mean have you seriously seen anything so cute?  I think there are hundreds in the collection - I kind of want them all!  Smile!






I've got them all in the little bags ready to give to the girls tomorrow and I can hardly wait!  


What have you been sewing lately?  


Happy Fall, friends.  


27 comments:

  1. Amazing talent my friend! You never stop impressing me. Your grand girls are so lucky!

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  2. I love your little essential oil bag! Would you be willing to share a tutorial? Or at least some tips? I've made myself a little case out of an Altoid tin using tiny sample bottles but this looks cuter. =)

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  3. When will you start selling the ones for the essential oils? I'll be your first customer!! 😃

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  4. Dori, smart idea for the bags, already getting orders:) Those bitty dollys, so cute and I'm sure the Granddaughters will be delighted with their dolly bags. Kathleen in Az

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  5. Love your idea for the Essential Oils! I can just see your granddaughter's little faces when they get their bags.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Emily
    eppie.doodle@yahoo.com









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  6. I love these bags! Let me know if you decide to sell them. I would love the essential oil bag and the other bag for my granddaughters (it would make a great Christmas gift for them).

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    1. My Email address is karend1965@att.net

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  7. Do you have a pattern for the bags, Dori? If so, could you share where you got it? Thanks!

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  8. Hi Dori! Now don't you know us followers will fall in love with those beautiful bags and want one (or two) for ourselves lol !! I have my oils in a wooden box, but it would be so great to have a little bag like that to carry them around in, the box is not the least bit portable!! And the fabrics you use are so pretty......i am always so impressed with your sewing projects and what you are able to turn out by hand- of course, not being able to sew a stitch i am envious of anyone who has that wonderful talent, but you can tell that your little bags have the added ingredient of love stitched in with every one, love of what you are doing and love for the lucky recipient !! Please let us know if you ever decide to take orders, they are so cute and useful!

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  9. Wow! I use this word a lot when I visit your blog, Dori. :o) You are truly talented and I admire you so much. Love the ideas that you came up with on how to use the bags. Just sent a picture of the mini dolls to my parents for gift ideas for our little girls. Thanks for sharing. Just curious, which essential oils do you like?

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  10. I wish we were closer... I could use some a sewing lesson or two! Darling bags!! A girl or mama can never have too many! :)

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  11. I love this! My daughter needs one of these for her essential oils. Your granddaughters are going to love their bags and dolls. What a darling idea :)

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  12. So many delightful things! I loved the essential oil bag and am trying to decide just how much of a challenge it would be for me. I need one! And the bags for the grandgirlies filled with the mini Lalaloopsy dolls are just too cute. Take good note of their delight!

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  13. Your bags are awesome. I'm sure your granddaughters will love them. You're very talented.

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  14. Love your sweet little bags. Smart idea for the essential oils! Then there's the Lalaloopsy doll pouches.....TOO cute!! You do good work.

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  15. Dori, those bags are so beautiful....you have talent. It has been a long while since I have sewn.
    Thank you for the inspiration to get back to it.

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  16. Ok - your essential oil travel bag is BRILLIANT. Any chance you doing a little tutorial post? I could probably figure it out on my own by looking again and again at your photo, but it's always nice to have instructions! :-)
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! Always love your blog posts. :-)

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    1. You can find this pattern over at www.creativelittelwomen.etsy.com!

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  17. Your bags are adorable. Any chance you are going to start selling them???

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  18. Oh my gosh...How perfect are those bags? I am a newbie sewer, and I am in awe of your straight stitching. Seriously. I wonder if I will ever be able to make something so beautiful. You are one talented lady.

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  19. What a CUTE idea and lovely little bags. Your granddaughters are going to be in LOVE with their little bags and dolls :)

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  20. What a wonderful idea! I've already order some dolls (had not heard of them) for my 4 and 6 year old great nieces for Christmas. I hope to make sweet bags for them, too. I don't have your sewing skills to make a bag without a pattern, however. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Love those bags! Tutorial maybe?

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  22. Love, love, love the colors of those bags, and love your heart for your grand-daughters! What a blessing your relationship with them is!

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  23. I think I know what we can do next time we get together! I'll bring some fabric and zippers! Very cute! Love the colors!

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  24. The bags are just too cute, Dori! I don't claim to be a seamstress at all, BUT...I've been working on making fall pillow covers for all of my aunts and girl cousins. We have a fun girls weekend away coming up soon and these will be my gift to them. :)

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