Friday, July 31, 2009

Just an Update

Hey! Hope everybody is enjoying my tutorial :0) If you find any problems with it or have any tips to make it easier PLEASE let me know. I want this to work flaulessly. Here are my three newest sandwich bags :0) Im going to be selling a smaller size soon more for just snacks.

So im thinking about starting a give away. Hopefully it will atract more people and that them know Megs Bags exists. That the goal. So i have created a poll and would like you to vote on what you would like for me to give away. (What the point of having a give away if no one wants what your giving???) So please vote!!! The poll ends August 5th at 8 pm!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Reusable Sandwhich Bag Tutorial

These bags are great for snacks and sandwiches! They’re very easy to make and super easy to customize. And you can reuse them so no need to throw out all those plastic baggies. One cool feature you can throw them in the washer. I used an old table cloth on the inside of some of mine so that they could just be wiped down.

What you need:
Cotton Fabric- Whatever size you want just keep in mind that the piece will be folded in half to create the final bag.
Interior Fabric- You can use cotton, or an old table cloth or whatever else you would like (same size as the cotton fabric)
Velcro- 3/4 an inch smaller than the short end of the material *Sticky Velcro works great!!!
Sewing Machine

Time to Start!!!

1. Cut your two pieces of material to the same size. Mine are roughly 16 x 7 inches. (which produced a bag around 6 x 7 1/2 inches)

2. Sew the raw edge under about a half inch on both short ends for each piece of fabric.

3. On the inside piece place the Velcro. Sew into place. If using sticky Velcro sewing just the long sides has worked for me just fine. (You dont want the velcro to become unsticky and peel off)

4. Place each fabric so that the wrong sides are facing each other. Fold them in half so the exterior cotton is not showing.

5. Now sew the 2 sides together. (Make sure you line up the tops of the fabrics)

6. Now sew the top of the bag. (To do this on my machine I removed the tool box and slipped the bag on. see the picture)

7. Flip the bag right side out, if you would like your bag could now be finished. (It will have raw edges on the interior.)

8. To fix this simply sew a line down the two sides. It not only conseals the raw edges inside but gives it a nice decorative touch as well.
9. TADA!! your all done.

Hope you enjoy this. If your crafty feel free to make some of these. Share your pictures if you would like! I do ask that you do not use this tutorial to produce bags to sell. So please for personal use only. If your not quite as crafty visit my store to buy one of these cute bags.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Luggage Tags!

Okay I have been messing around with sewing luggage tags for a while now. And i have finally created a couple I like! I think these are a great idea. Especially if your flying. All that luggage on one belt and half of it looks the same! So these will give your luggage instant notification. You see your bright luggage tag and you know its yours! I thinks its great! But thats just me! Will be up in my shop soon! I just have to make a lable to go in the plastic. I thought i would be a nice touch if i actually took the time to print up a label to put inside it. It would include a space for your name, address, and an extra line (for a phone number maybe). Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

So my new favorite from my shop!!! Its so cute! Hasnt been up for sale long. Did a showcase featuring it... got lots of hits... But still no buyers. So now my question to you is why hasnt it sold??? Any comments on the subject would be greatly appreciated :0) The link below will take you directly to were its listed in my shop.

I also have many other new listings up in my shop. To see them click this link Hope you enjoy my shop and all the things in it!!! Thanks for looking!

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

I have just listed my trick or treat bags. They all different halloween material that will bring you right into the Halloween spirit. Also I have listed some goodie bags with material matching the bags. These are great for your "special trick or treater". (family like grandkids ect.) Both the bags and the goodie bags are great sizes for stuffing with candy.