November 3, 2011

No Sew French Market Bags


I love these no sew market bags! 
I'm thinking they would be perfect for some ladies on my Christmas list 


The inspiration came from my friend
Sissie's Shabby Cottage
Go take a look at the gorgeous ones she made!

The best part.....I purchased a 3 pack of blank canvas tote bags from Walmart for $6.47!!!!  Can you believe that!  You can find them in the craft section. 
 They measure 13 X 13


The sky is the limit on decorating them! 
  I made all of the ruffles with my sewing machine ruffle foot

I used my vintage rubber stamps on the Paris Market Bag




I sewed the ruffles on, but you could apply any trim with Fabri-Tac, available at craft stores...........a no sew tote!


Here I used my vintage rubber stamps again and a new crown stamp.  Stencils would also work well.


I used T shirt transfer paper and a graphic from Graphics Fairy on this bag.  To get the graphic to look old I did not iron the t shirt transfer paper for very long 


This flower is on my post: How to make a fabric flower


Anyone can make these!  They are inexpensive, cute as heck, and just waiting to be personalized for that special person on your Christmas list!


Thank you Sissie for your continued inspiration!!!  



Happy Crafting!

Carol
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88 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

Great no sew bags!

Debbie said...

Those are fabulous, Carol! I love the fact that they started out as plain old canvass bags from Wally World. I think they would make wonderful gifts for friends or how about teachers?

Bee happy said...

Wow, great job these are fantastic!!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Kathy said...

Ok, I would never think these could go from that...to that!!!! Amazing, these are so pretty. You have a good eye, for seeing the finished product from the blanks...

Tracy said...

These are gorgeous! What fantastic gift bags they would be. I'm not sure which I like better - yours or Sissies, both sets are so pretty!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

we actually went to the Dallas Farmers Market last weekend. And... I took one tote. Was wishing I'd taken another. This would have been perfect!
...and fashionable! Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Another idea I would like to copy from you! Love these and I carry a bag everywhere I go! I bought the t shirt transfer sheets but haven't tried to figure them out yet! ♥

mississippi artist said...

These look great, what an inexpensive present that doesn't look inexpensive.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Carol,
The bags turned out so pretty. They would make great holiday gifts. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Jaclyn said...

Very cute! I love the idea of using stamps with fabric safe ink.

Teri said...

Simply too cute !

camp and cottage living said...

They are cute as heck. and so easy.
Thanks again for more neat ideas!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Congratulations to the Winner!!!

Okay on the Totes... Those are Super Adorable and Fun...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bicycle one... : ) Oh and nothing has arrived in the mail yet...But I will let you know when it does... to bad I'm not closer we could go over the program while at Lunch... : )

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The bags are so pretty, I think they could be called handbags. I've seen Sissie's and hers are very nice, too. You two have quite the talent for transforming nothing into something special.----------Shannon

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

You sure do know how to "gussy up" plain stuff, ha! They are beautiful and I think I may have to steal this idea too! Don't laugh if you visit my blog - I posted a no-sew item as well but with your talent you could go way above and beyond!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Barbara said...

Wow! Those look great, very creative.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Okay, next time I go to Walmart, I'm going to look for some of these bags....Your's turned out so fab!!!!

Dina said...

Carol, they are SO cute!! :D Love 'em!!

Melodee said...

a-dor-able!!

Gina said...

Ok, I'm in love. The fact that they are no-sew just knocks me out!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Those are awesome Carol. I have bought those bags and just use them for craft supplies and such..you took them to a whole new level!

Createology said...

YOur bags are fabulous and I love the budget! Thank you for sharing the link to Sissie. Blissful Creating...

sissie said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for the mention but I think that your creations are much prettier than mine. I love that you used the stamps for a very original look. Now everytime I mess up one of my iron on transfers I can say it's to make it look aged. Never thought of that one. Accidentally or intentionally, it works either way.

Great job and I love the added ruffle trim.

hugs
Sissie

Sandy Michelle said...

What a fun, cheap and FABULOUS Christmas gift idea!!

Rona Gregory said...

Love these bags Carole xx

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Ohhh...these would be fun to make for my sisters (and me)!!! Thanks for sharing!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

C'est tres magnifique!! Love 'em :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Cute cute cute, Carol! Luv these! Being a non-sewer, this project is right up my alley! :)

xoxo laurie

Angela said...

These bags are so sweet, I love how you stamped the letters and I want to find a stamp box like yours!
As always, very creative.
Hugs,
Angela.

Honey at 2805 said...

These are so cute! Love them and am going to do this myself! Thanks for the idea!

Thanks for linking your clever idea to Potpourri Friday!

Dumpster Diva said...

VERY CUTE! Please feel free to share this over at my linky party! I would love to have you visit!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They look great.

Rhissanna said...

Really lovely bags. And no-sew, eh? Thank you for posting.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Love the bags! Love the ruffles... really makes them cool!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing--I am inspired and Walmart is about 1/2 mile away:)

Dekolandia said...

Sa po prostu piekne,fantastyczne:)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

What a great gift idea!!
Everyone can always use another tote!
These are lovely...
All the Best,
Christine

Sharyn said...

Oh these are so lovely! You have inspired me with the no-sew idea too! Thank you.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Girl, You have the best ideas~ ~Amazing! I love the little mittens too.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol--these are so fabulous!!! Glad to see you decided to keep those fabulous vintage rubber stamps! The images look so fantastic on the bags! :)

-pamela

Re Ferreira said...

I just love this blog

Kisses

Renata Ferreira
(From Brazil)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a fun & creative idea.... I also Love Fabri Tac, it does work great when you don't want to thread that needle!
Thanks for Sharing

The Vintage Chateau said...

Adorable!
Karee

Tina said...

LOVE the bags, they're so adorable.

Smiles

Debbie said...

Carol - those are adorable! Plus I love that you are finding so many uses for your vintage stamp set!!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing these!
I LOVE your vintage stamp collection!!! I may turn green! ;)
All the best!

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are beautiful!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

LuLu~*xoxo

Marie said...

They are magnificent!! I love the whole lot!! Im planning to make some to put some soap and other nice goodies in...You haev given me great ideas to follow! Thanks as always ssooooooooooooooooo inspirational and clear!

See you!

Kristy said...

Love this project, the ruffles would be so cute on stockings too!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

So cute! The bags also take dye very well so you can color outside the white lines. :)

Stacey a.k.a Rella said...

Love this idea!! Thank you these will make great gifts for Christmas

BECKY said...

Fabulous, Carol, as usual! Just love these! May have to make some for the shop! Thanks for always sharing!! Did you go to the French Nest open house? Wish I could have!!
Hugs,
Becky

Mary Ellen said...

These are adorable!!! Just love all your great ideas! (And Sissy's)

bee blessed
mary

Fishtail Cottage said...

These are so very adorable! xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love these! Another fabulous craft from you. laurie

SueBee said...

I want to come to your house and learn how to do these transfers. I'm a hands on person. AA did very well at our Fleamarket! Hope to see you soon~SueBee

Diann said...

I love these Carol! They turned out gorgeous! I think I just may have to make some. I get tgether with the women in our family for a girls Christmas shopping weekend and I always like to give them a special gift without spending a ton of money. I think these would be perfect! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! So glad I found your blog because I love it. These bags are adorable!

Theresa said...

fabulous! they turned out beautifully... that Sissie is always an inspiration, as are you! t.xoxoxoxo

Phyllis@Around the House said...

wow your bags are awesome...what a great buy too...I love all three and you did a great job taking the photos for the blog...so perfect...I am a new follower

Vicki said...

The bags are just wonderful! I love the ruffles you add. Such a great project with little cost.

gail said...

oh my! your no sew french market bags are too pretty! The ruffles and that flower--the decals! Love them all!
gail
ps catching you this week. Thank you for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

BEAUTIFUL, Carol! Thanks for sharing this great gift idea! What a bargain for the bags!

Hugs!
Lori

Nancy said...

Hi Carol! How are you? I have missed you!! I Love your Bags Carol, they are just way to cool!! I hope you will be selling them too? I have a great resource for Blank Fabric everything to share with you but that Walmart price is incredible!! Going to catch up with the rest of your posts. I think next year I will plan less commitments in the fall!

Huggs, Nancy

SavannahGranny said...

Fabulous Idea. I had never seen those bags. I am going to check this out. Thank you for your visits and kind words. I tried to reply from my email but you have a do not reply address. Were you aware of that? I can reply to most people directly but some prefer not. Just an idea. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Ginger

Patty said...

These are absolutely fabulous! I love them and may just make some myself. What great gifts they could make.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard &
Counting Your Blessings

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love the tshirt transfer idea. You are so creative over there. Oh and I wish I could do that decal thing. I thought of you when I was working on the French stool...thought, if I were Carol, I'd be putting some very cool French decal on this guy! Sadly, I had to use a stencil.

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

I LOVE these! They turned out so beautifully! I just pinned them so that I can remember to make some once the holidays are over :)

La said...

How can I get on your Christmas list? These are beautiful!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Very adorable! I found you on Common Ground. Such darling canvas totes and your blog is great too!

Ciao,
Suzanne

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hi Carol,
I'm so going to try making some of these...I'm sure it will after the 1st of the year...just so busy trying to get my shop open and decorate my home for the holidays and oh I almost forgot...I'm going to paint my kitchen before I start with holiday decorating.
You did a wonderful job on these...sooooo
PRETTY!!!
Blessings,
Linda

Bohemian said...

Oh what great Creative Totes... perfect to give as a Gift or hold that Special Gift making a Gift within a Gift combo!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Jann Olson said...

Hi Carol,
I just found out that I won your darling bag on Debra's (Common Ground) give away. I am ecstatic! I love, love this bag!! I do alot of hand stitchery and this will be perfect to hold it in. Thanks again!
Jann

Kasia said...

You are awesome!!!! I LOVE each and every one and what a wickedly great idea!!! >:) Superb! I adore your talent dear girl!

Hugs,

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, those bags are just absolutely adorable!

Marcia said...

Oh my is right. These are adorable, Carol. I especially appreciate all the no-sew options you provide and detailed how-to's. Thank you. I think I might give it a try. So pretty.

Danydan said...

very very interesting tutorial!! I've found you by Pinterest. I will follow you.
Ciaooo
Dany

Melissa said...

These are so adorable, would you consider making a set of these to sell, am in Australia :)
beedivinedesigns@bigpond.com

Nichole said...

Love these! Great idea!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Thanks for your suggestions on gussying up my bags. Everyone loves the fluffed up flowers : )

Barbara Jean said...

Thank you for all the great tutorials....
blessings
barb

LizzieD said...

Beautiful bags AND tutorial! Thank goodness I found you via Pinterest! Have a great day!

Debbi Higgins said...

Where do you get the printing set?

Debbi Higgins said...

Where can I find a printing set like you have?

Linda DeConcini said...

Is there any way that you can share your Victors bike sign graphic? I can find a bike on fairygraphic site but not the whole thing. I want to do a sign for my son's bike shop.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Linda, you left me no way to contact you, here is the link for the bicycle http://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-clip-art-old-fashioned-bicycle/

Carol

Mariz Denver said...

So cute!! Definitely going to try this… now for a trip to the thrift store 😉 Thanks for the simple tutorial!

Mariz
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