Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Going, going, gone

Take one plastic carrier bag.


Scrumple it up inside a little purse.



All the way in!



Zip it up and it's safe in your handbag till you need it.



I try not to pick up plastic bags - I had to hunt about for this one - and have lots and lots of cloth ones, but occasionally something soggy needs to be transported and then it's useful to have one of these (milk spilled all over T-shirts in the car, anyone?)

I made them from tiny charity shop zips, an old sheet for lining, and some samples of Cath Kidston fabric that they sent me for free last year. Bargain, say I.

Edited to add: the pouch instructions are here. I used a 10cm zip, I think.

35 comments:

  1. Oh very clever! I do like those.

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  2. I say too! Green, very lovely AND practical! All kinds of marvellous boxes ticked there Mrs Cookie. Oh, for the skills to do zips and proper grown up sewing. I shall have to content myself with twiddling with wire instead

    Emma
    x

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  3. Hello Joe -
    I'm glad you liked it. I've put the link to the tutorial in the post in case you want to have a go yourself.
    Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Oh how clever to put zips into such a little space. I have tried, I've followed all the tutorials but still mine end up looking very clumsy.

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  5. That's pretty nifty! I think I'll have to have a go...

    Celia

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  6. How very handy and lovely too. Yes I often have to transport something soggy unexpectedly

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  7. Oh I like that! What a fab idea. They'd make great green presents.

    xxx

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  8. Very snazzy! I don't believe that kind of zip-putting-in is all that easy though! Scares me anyway!!!

    Lucy xx

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  9. Gorgeous little pouchiness - so useful for so many things! x

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  10. That would be a very useful addition to my shopping arsenal - if I remembered to take it!

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  11. I'm going to right royally steal that idea!

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  12. These are wonderful!! But you taunt me, because I can barely sew a straight seam...

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  13. What a great idea! Especially for those with messy children. Or wait -- I don't have any of those anymore -- now who to blame my spills on?

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  14. Top plan! Because there is no way muddy football boots are making it into my cloth bags!

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  15. What a fabulous idea! I love my Envirosax but there are definitely times when only a plastic bag will really do. K x

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  16. these are just so cute, but zips, I still haven't braved one...........

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  17. What a lovely way to disguise a plastic bag, brilliant!

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  18. those look cute... not sure I can brave a zip either though. I'd love one for my mum though - she drives me mad with her endless carriers

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  19. what a great idea and sooo pretty too!!

    xx

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  20. Sweet, green and very useful...gotta love that! Great project...and thanks for the tutorial link :o) Happy weekend to you & all the sweet cookies ((HUGS))

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  21. That is an adorable little pouch and an excellent bargain.

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  22. Fabulous idea. I really miss Waitrose ..... I made a new years resolution in 2008 not to use any plastic bags - but during the year I found that they really do come in useful sometimes and to have none in the house is a tad annoying .... we now have a couple for those moments under the sink!

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  23. What a lovely idea, i came across a pattern to make a fabric version of the plastic bag too. Jane x

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  24. Oh I like this! It's a cute idea. Thanks.

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  25. Hello Lazylol - Hope you enjoy it if you have a go!

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  26. brilliant idea - so neat. If only sewing in zips didn't scare me so much!

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  27. Hello!
    Just wanted to say that "yes" I did recognise the sweet little teenytiny flower brooch you sent to Mrs Cappuccino and I thought it looked beautiful, just one flower and one leaf like that, might have to try that one!
    Lucexxxxxxxx
    ps love your placky-bag carrier idea too, very clever and pretty
    xx

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