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Monday, March 19, 2012

Manly Man Bag

Whew! That was a long and unexpected break from blogging! But I've got a project to share!

My husband mentioned he needed to keep floss, gum, aspirin and a few other things in his drawer at work a while back. I got him some of those things and then fought the temptation to toss them in a Ziplock and instead used Prudent Baby's toiletry bag tutorial and made him a manly man bag to put it all in.

Please excuse the poor photo quality. At the time we were moving and my camera was all packed up so these are from my phone! 

I got the houndstooth fabric from Walmart for $1.50 a yard! Although I would recommend using either heavy interfacing or upholstery weight fabric because it's a little flimsier than I would have liked. This was also my first attempt at a zipper and it wasn't as scary as I thought (for this anyway!) so get out there and try those zippers!

I would definitely recommend their tutorial. It worked well and the bag comes together pretty fast honestly! I only wish there weren't raw edges inside but I'm sure there are tutorials for fully lined ones out there.

We bought our first house and are all moved in and getting settled so there will probably be some home decor crafts popping up around here too. Now that things are getting calmer i'm hoping to pop in a little more often! If you make a tolietry bag let me know!

Hope you're having a wonderful week! XOXO