Wandaful Quilts

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tote bag remodel......

I have had this tote bag for at least 20 years.  It is waterproof and was a giveaway with a company logo on both sides.  It has a zipper on top and is tall enough to carry my computer.  I printed my blog header photo on printer fabric, added strips top and bottom and wrestled with the bag to get it sewn on this side pocket.  I never could have done it without an open arm machine.  The fabric is a tight woven canvas with rubber backing.
On the side that will come in contact with the floor under the seat in front of me on the plane I sewed heavy duty clear plastic over another print of my header.  This looks a lot better than the advertising logo that was on the bag.  This bag will also be big enough to carry all of my samples and kits to my classes in NC.  I am happy to report that 27 of the 36 spots are filled in my classes.  There are still openings in the Monday and Thursday classes.

23 comments:

MB in MI said...

Looks like you're almost ready to go! Lucky people who've signed up for your classes!! :-)

HollyM said...

What a great idea for a bag. It matches your logo perfectly too.
Have a good trip and fun classes!

Sewing Junkie said...

Good save. The companies that make these think it is only to advertise. You proved them wrong. Chris

Gari said...

And you really need a beautiful BIG tote bag to carry all the money you will be getting when those lucky people buy your beautiful quilts and quiltlets.

Gene Black said...

Great "remodeling" on the bag. I have done that with paint before. I have a canvas bag that I need to cover the logo with patchwork. Thanks for the idea.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like you are set!
Karen

Sheila said...

I'm sure that was not easy. I have some very nice canvas bags with logos that I need to personalize. Maybe I should give that a try.
BTW Love the new cobblestone blocks in your previous post.

Needled Mom said...

Awesome tote!!!!

Sequana said...

You are just so darned SMART! The idea of using the logo on the whole piece of printer fabric is one I have not ever even thot of.

Congrats on almost filling those classes.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great bag! Wish I could take one of those open spots, but too far.

imquilternity said...

You are so totally prepared for your trip, it's amazing. It seems like you've thought of everything! I'm very impressed. I just know you're going to have a great time and I'm very envious of those lucky gals in your classes!

hetty said...

Love what you did with that bag!

Anonymous said...

OMG Wanda ~ everyone that takes your class will want a bag like that ! ! ! Just love it.

J~MT

Quiltdivajulie said...

Marvelous (the bag and the filling of your classes)!!!

Love the idea of using your blog header instead of someone else's logo!

Muddling Through said...

What a great bag! I like that you have taken something you already had and made it even more perfect.

Jean said...

It looks great! So exciting and I am glad your classes are filling up.
Have fun!

Pat said...

I love what you did with the bag. Hmmmm!!! Good Idea for my bags as I hate advertising on my bags. Another project on my list. LOL Great on the classes, hope they are all filled to capacity by the time you get there. I am sure you will have a good time while you are there and it will be over before you can think about it. Vacations, especially working ones, go too fast. I hope you are staying in the house in this heat. I can't wait until it cools off in a few days.

GerryART said...

You know, Wanda, I've several totes that could use this treatment.

I especially like the vinyl idea.

Thanks for the great idea.

hugs

Chris said...

Great job, Wanda - frugal and fabulous!

Lynne said...

Good on you - that's a great idea!

Debbie said...

Love your bag redo....it looks wonderful and perfect for the trip. So glad classes are going to be full.....only wish I could join, but I do hope to at least get over for the show. Safe travels and much success.

O'Quilts said...

Great job on the bag. I am thrilled for you with your classes full. You will have a great time. Send me an email when you have time to meet.

Purple Pam said...

What a great idea! It is a good reuse, repurpose idea.