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Market bags that are funky and versatile built from reclaimed bed linens and designed to replace those handy plastic grocery bag Read more

Portland, OR Crafts
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Market bags that are funky and versatile built from reclaimed bed linens and designed to replace those handy plastic grocery bag

Portland, OR Crafts
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I created these when my home town, Portland, OR, decided to outlaw the use of disposable plastic grocery bags.  I love the convince of that bag design.  My others reusable bags were good but didn't have the same versatility as the disposable bags.  I also wanted something that had some style and I could throw in the washer, if needed, after a trip to the farmers market. 

I also have recently come to love the look of vintage and funky old bed linens found at thrift shops.  I have seen some great quilts created from this fabric.  But I am NOT a quilter, although my mom and sister are.

So I designed the Market bag, went to the thrift store for fabric, used my sister sewing machine and the bag was born.  Everywhere I go, people would say, "that is a great bag."   I made more bags and gave them to my family and friends, and they got the same compliment.  And we started using them everywhere, as swim bags, library book bags, gym bags, diaper bags, you get the idea.

With spring on the way, I am planning of selling them at local farmers markets and also at a few craft shows in my area.  In the process of building them, I now know that my sister's old quilt friendly sewing machine is not so happy being forced to sew together Market bags.

My Kickstarter project is to have enough pledges to purchase a new sewing machine for heavy duty use and then get items to support that machine.  The more funding I receive, the higher quality of sew machine I can afford to purchase.

Thanks for looking, and I would love your pledge of support.

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    one hand built and unique market bag mailed to you and my gratitude for your pledge

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    2 sets of 3 matching original and convenient Market bags mail to you with my thanks

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