There is a big push to be more "green" and we have many customers refuse our paper bags at the shop because they are accustomed to bringing their own bags to accommodate their purchases. Also, our bag classes are generally very popular at the shop --So... we thought why not swap bags?
First keep in mind we don't mean purses and we don't mean bags designed to hold certain things like a laptops, Kindles or smart phones. We mean just a nice general bag- think tote bag or carry-all bag. Something with a wide opening top (with our without a closure) that you can load up with purchases, projects, toys, snacks, etc... And that you can wear over your shoulder!
Such as the Saturday Market Bag:
Large or Small Empress tote:
There are several other patterns at the shop that would be just the ticket as well (Mondo or Midi bag, Tuscany Tote are a few that come to mind) -- or explore the internet for free tutorials here are a few I found:
DIY Bag Lover Index ( note not all the bags on this link meet our needs but there are many that do)
Please turn in a bag (or bags) you made and wish to swap by:
April 30th, 2013
at the shop with your name attached in some way (so that we can be sure you won't get your own bag back) and perhaps the name of the pattern you used or a tutorial that you followed.
You may pick up your new bag starting :May 1st
You may mail your entry(entries) to us but you must pick your new bag up in person we will not mail it to you.
Remember, as with all swaps please give the quality you would like to receive!
Reminder: You will not be getting your own bag back this is a swap!
To sweeten the deal each swapped bag earns an entry in a drawing for a $25 gift card to the shop.
We can't wait to see what you make!