I have been approached by many people I do not know looking to buy one of my bags. I have never sold a single one of the hundreds I have made. I have just given them to friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances. In order to let everyone have a shot at getting a bag, I have decided to try putting one up on Ebay. I have placed a minimum that will cover the shipping so I have no intentions of making money on this. It is just a way to let anyone in the country have a shot at one. Let’s see how it goes.
Click on this link to see the Ebay offering:
When I make a bag, I start by cutting out a bottom the size and shape of the bag I have in mind. I long ago recognized that sewing the double thickness bottoms one at a time was very inefficient. If I have a sheet of the material sewn up ahead of time, it helps me get started a lot faster on a new bag.
I have also been frustrated with three big bins of straps of various sizes that needed organizing to be more useful.
To address both of these issues, I spent several hours over the weekend organizing and sewing straps into big sheets for bag bottoms, both yellow and orange. Here are the sheets I came up with so I am now ready to take off making more bags when I have time and inclination.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to my first annual Get a Bag Contest I announced last month. A lot of people sent in many wonderful ideas. Some of them like sexy night wear and prom dresses will probably stay on the drawing board indefinitely but some of the others have my mind going already!
Anya is the winner of the contest. She sent in a lot of great ideas and here is what I made with one of them. It is a belt case that will hold both my Leatherman and my trauma shears, which I usually hang from a retractable key ring on my belt. As I have mentioned before, sewing little things is pretty tricky and I had to go through several tries before I got it right. Big problem: no room for one of my BadTadMD patches!