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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Market Bag (Recycled Coffee Bean Bag)

Every now and then, there comes a project that does not go as planned. Perhaps it is a project like the apron I made, where it takes A LOT longer than expected.

Case in point, about a month ago my Mom, Aunt and I tackled another sewing project. (I think we are going for one epic sewing project a year.) We made market bags out of recycled coffee bean bags and used pillow cases to line them. Please don't laugh if this sounds easy to you or if you are able to produce a market bag an hour. (Ok, I guess you can laugh a little bit- hehehe!) It may have taken us a few evenings of work, but I just love a project that uses your whole brain to figure out how exactly to do it. I think they turned out great. What do you think? They are nice and spacious and will fit everything the Farmer's Market has to offer!


I'll be linking to these parties this week.

25 comments:

  1. I love the look of your bags - so cool!

    Andrea
    addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  2. These bags are awesome!!! The Perhusa is sssoooo huge!! I love your idea!!! Thank you for sharing:)
    Eleni@ sewhappiness.blogspot.com

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  3. What great sized bags for the market! And I bet they're tough too! Great work! and lovely photo!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. these are adorable! Love them!! The use of fabric with the coffee bean bags, too cute :)

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  5. I think it's time to try them out, either the Farmer's Market or the Antique Fair in Allegan!
    XOXO, Aunt Sue

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  6. These are great! I love the size... our local markets start opening next week so I just might have to make one to celebrate.

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  7. I love the size! I made a tote bag from a burlap rice bag. I like it because it so much sturdier than those flimsy plastic bags. The funny thing is, the clerks at the store treat my cloth bags like they will split open. Like that never happens with their disposable bags.

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  8. You had better luck than I did with recycling the coffee bags - stop over to see!!

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  9. just featured you on my facebook page :)

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  10. I love these!! Where did you find the coffee bean bags?

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  11. This might be just the thing for the burlap sack that I've been holding onto - and the pillowcase liner is genius!

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  12. love them and they are huge so you can fill them with all sorts of stuff!! Following now via the tip junkie!!

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  13. These are great! Come and visit our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/04/link-party-no2-will-see-it-wednesday.html

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  14. Where did you get the coffee bags from? I would love to know!!!

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  15. What cute bags! I think I'm gonna borrow this idea.

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  16. To market, to market! Fabulous, just don't hurt your shoulder by overloading--guessing a kitchen sink would fit in them. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  17. That's really neat! I love how big they are!

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  18. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured these bags on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 47
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  19. Well done! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

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  20. Those are awesome! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :)

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  21. Love these, I just posted about some coffe bags I scored at a hardware store last fall. These look fabulous!

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  22. I'm featuring a post on great re-uses of burlap and will be featuring you on Thursday! Stop on over!

    www.kraftingwithk.blogspot.com

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  23. The bags are usually filled with polystyrene pellets that is why they are extremely easy to carry around from one place to another. You can install them in your patio area, deck or near the swimming pool.

    Bean Bags

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