Monday, January 25, 2010
Eco-Friendly Gift Bags
At the end of the challenge, the group decided to continue. While each person may not always list an item a day, the goal is to create every day.
So, keeping this challenge in mind, I took a few vintage children's books I had and transformed them into gift bags with my sewing machine. This particular set of bags is from a book about Aesop's Fables.
I hand-cut the top of the bags, and used a paper cutter to trim the edges evenly. I machine sewed along 3 edges to create the bags.
After listing the bags in my shop on Etsy, two (out of 3) sets were immediately sold. Then I received a request for a custom order of 45 bags from a customer in Australia! Needless to say, I was happy with the positive response to this new product.
Between these bags made from vintage children's books and the fabric gift bags that I also offer in my shop, I plan to continue making eco-friendly items that creatively reuse items that may be destined for landfills...and reduce the impact we have on the environment.