I happened to come across a boatload of vinyl posters last weekend and couldn’t wait to make something else out of them.
I’ve made about two dozen different bags so far. I’m just beginning to visualize the extras: pockets inside and out, loops for key chains, long and short straps, really huge and very tiny, fleece lined, zippers, more comfortable shoulder straps…
Vinyl is super easy to cut and sew.
And it makes them perfect for summer outings. Take two to the pool, lake or beach; one to keep things dry and the other for wet suits and towels on the way home.
I started making huge bags, using the size of banner as a starting point.
Then I utilized the scraps into small bags. This little one is made out of a tall “D” shaped scrap and closed with a bit of Velcro under the button.
Here’s a similar style with an outside pocket for a cell phone again with the button for decoration applied over the Velcro tab closure.
This large tote is similar to a messenger bag.
This huge bag, made of scraps from another bag, is the perfect size to hold my Mac laptop and is roomy enough for the mouse and power cord as well.
This smaller flat bag is about the size to hold a Kindle, iPad, Nook or other similar product. It’s open at the top with a Velcro tab closure.
This boxy tote is about the size of a vinyl lunch box. It’s open at the top. Stock it with drinks and snacks for the kiddos for easy access. Other versions will have tabs or flaps for privacy if you want to use it as a purse or camera bag.
Come check them out at Main Street Memorables in Norman, Oklahoma. Prices range up and down from around $20 depending on the size and the extras.
What are your ideas for these durable bags? How would you and your family use them?