Friday, 4 October 2013

Getting organised

It all started when I came across this bag on Yoshimi's blog.  I like bucket bags but I do so hate the way everything collects up at the bottom of the bag.  Yoshimi had cleverly made dividers in hers which was a brilliant idea.  While sorting out and putting away summer clothing I came across an old pair of jeans, so I thought I would recycle them and make  Yoshimi's hatoto bag.  I have to say I like it, just the right  size for me, the straps are not too long and dont fall off my tiny shoulders, I think I would put a fastener on next time.
what is even better is that it 
lays flat for storage.





I like bags, but I havent the space to store lots of different bags to coordinate with my wardrobe, also I am lazy and cannot be bothered to take everything out and of one bag into the other, resulting in me usually using one or two bags through the seasons. 
Which brings me onto my next idea....
What if I made a variety of these bags, some in linens, ultrasuede, cottons for the summer & leatherette and waterproof fabrics for the winter. Of course I could customise them so they are not all the same.  They could all store flat for easy storage (very important for me)  and I make a removable liner that fits inside
Why?
Because (a) I just have to lift all the contents out in one go  and
(b) It makes storing my other bags easier as they wont be as bulky.
So I set about creating one.



It is a quilted inner with outer pockets.  You can even turn
it inside out as well, and have the pockets on the inside if you wish

it has a removable base with polystyrene inside for protection



It hold everything I needs

I am really pleased with it.  What do you think

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6 comments:

  1. I love it!!! What a brilliant idea to make a removable liner. Definitely going to try that idea. Have a fab weekend!

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  2. Genius!!! I've been eyeing off a bag making class on craftsy - your removable liner would be awesome. I only use 1 bag at a time - too lazy to keep swapping all my things around. The liner solves that problem - and with custom pockets you're stuff is always kinda easy to find. Well done!!

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  3. A cute bag and all the compartments is a great idea. Funny enough I have mentally been designing a beach bag this afternoon (while I was swimming) because the zipper on my old one broke and I have lots of material I can use..

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  4. Heh, that's probably the smartest idea ever! I hate switching between bags, I always forget to switch something over that I eventually end up needing. The jeans bag looks great, too!

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  5. Heh, that's probably the smartest idea ever! I hate switching between bags, I always forget to switch something over that I eventually end up needing. The jeans bag looks great, too!

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  6. Heh, that's probably the smartest idea ever! I hate switching between bags, I always forget to switch something over that I eventually end up needing. The jeans bag looks great, too!

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