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Creating A Bag From Scratch...

March 15, 2011

If you're looking for the Thread Catcher Pattern here!

I've been tossing around new product ideas for SquirmyWormStudio, and am looking into introducing a new Market Tote Bag (but no promises...yet!).  :)  I don't know about you, but I LOVE tote bags (I believe its an odd obsession that I've had since childhood)!  If you have the same love for tote bags, I would love to be your enabler!  ;)

After a long day working yesterday (plus a trip to the mechanic and tire place- ugh), I decided to take the night off and do some much needed sewing.  Whenever I work on creating a new design, I use my least favorite fabric (because I don't want to waste any of my cuteness), so please excuse the orange farm print below.  My idea for the new Market Tote Bag is to create a bag made from canvas, adorned with decorative fabric handles, and a few extra additions!  :)  Last night's time in the studio didn't produce exactly what I had in mind, but I did learn a lot, made a ton of notes, and know that the next time I have the chance to sew, that I'll knock the new Market Tote Bag out of the park!  :)  Here's a quick sneak peek of the boxed bottom with the fabric handles.

I also stopped at the fabric store to see what kind of colors of canvas I would be able to work with.  Look at those colors, as I think its almost every color under the rainbow!  :)

I'm working until the end of March, so I can't promise if or when I'll have the new Market Tote Bags listed in the shop, however I'm hoping its sooner rather than later.  I do have a quick question for all of my faithful readers and customers- do you prefer the choice of one bag (say I make 10 bags from the same color canvas and same fabric handles), or would you rather multiple bags (made from different color canvas and different fabric handles, but with only 2 bags or so per color combo)?  Happy Tuesday, everyone!  :)


  1. I am excited to see the finished product. STILL loving that little sewing machine in your header and button.
    I owe you an email!

  2. I say multiple bags :) I like variety. And you know that I will be needing one of these amazing bags when they're finished!

  3. I'm loving your new idea! I agree with Kara, choices are wonderful! I love bags, and don't think I can never have too many!

  4. I love your design ideas so far! Amazing! As for your question - more colors the better. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. I am also working with a lot of canvas right now :)
    I think most people go for variety of colours. I know that a lot of people ask me for a specific shape of a bag but want it in a different colour...

  6. I have a bag fetish as well (along with a plastic container fetish, and office supply fetish, a pen fetish, and sewing supply fetish!). Good job taking some time off and cultivating your creative side. I love all those colors of canvas. A good selection to choose from! Have fun creating!


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