Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Elephant Bag- Fabric Review

Kim over at Poppy Seed Fabrics sent me this great elephant fabric to review. I just loved it. I knew that a bag would be perfect for it.

The fabric is nylon, not something I regularly work with, but it sewed up so easily. It was very easy to work with, and I love the lightness, yet durability it gives this bag.
I just wanted to make a simple bag - somewhat the size of those re-usable grocery ones. I just took some measurements off one of my larger one and I got started. It went together very fast. The nylon does not hold it's shape which is good for this bag because I did not want to look like I was carrying on of those re-usable grocery bags around. But it is very durable and can hold weight.
Once I had the main part of the bag done it really just needed something extra. I asked Conan and he told me to put a elephant one the front of it. I had a little bit of lining fabric left - a simple white cotton - and free handed an elephant.

That was a huge step for me, I've said it before I am not the artist in the family.

I am working on another bag - it is not going well - and it has fabric handles, so for this I wanted to steer clear of the fabric handles.
I saw some rope ones on a different bag and thought they would be perfect to make for this bag! I added those to the bag and now I don't just love it - I really L.O.V.E. it! I used two different sizes of rope. for the wrap around the bottom, I actually unwound the smaller size and them just used fabric glue to get it to stay where I wanted.
 I used large curtain grommets as well for the rope handles. I think they really look great!
This bag is roomy enough for everything, yet super cute and fun. I used it the other day when we had an event to go to, and I was able to put all of the crap that my kids got in it, as well as the other stuff I already had in it. Now that is the perfect bag.
And on the plus side, after a full day of walking around with it, I can either wipe it clean or throw it in the washer to get any stains off of it. This is a great fabric and was a lot of fun to work with.

If you want to get some of this fabric, go here. Poppy Seed Fabrics has lot of different colors, and even some in cotton! Perfect for making everything! Here is just a sample of some of the colors that she has:
Stay tuned for later this week when I have another fabric that Poppy Seed Fabrics sent me to review!

*all of these opinions are completely mine.
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  1. love that fabric! And that bag is awesome, well done!

  2. I love this!!! I heart elephants!!! :) Great color too!!

  3. So cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  4. love love love, how it turned out! Great idea and it looks so awesome..lets do a giveaway for your followers soon!

  5. that is super cute!

  6. this is seriously so cute! Great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  7. I'm addicted to big bags, and I love this one! It's so cute, and I love how it would work well for bringing a picnic, a beach bag, or even a (stylish) grocery bag! If I saw that exact bag, I'd buy it in a hurry. The more I look at your pictures, the more in love with it I am :)

  8. Love the tiny elephants on pink!!

  9. aw seriously cute!!! i love it:)

  10. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  11. Ah! I love it!! Those elephants are so freaking cute! Perfect color too!

  12. Fun fabric! Love the big elephant!

  13. sooo cute! I love the handles on that bag too...and of course that print is so sweet :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  14. Very cute! The bag turned out super!!

  15. I believe one of your photos is being used on an ebay listing. I am guessing by the quality that it is a copy. I wanted to pass the information on to you. The link is here.


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