Padding My Bottom at FabMo

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

I decided to use some padding I got at FabMo to see if I could thicken up the bottom of a bag. Here is the padding going between the two layers I usually use for the bag bottom:

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And here is a bag I made with the padded bottom and a FabMo zipper.

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Blue Bag Made with Fabmo Zippers

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

Yesterday, I went to my first Fabmo event. It was fun to meet the great volunteers and I came home with a handful of big, plastic zippers. Here is a bag I came up with, using the zipper only as a decoration. It was Shari’s great idea to use the yellow as a contrasting color.

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Here is the front. The zipper starts by the horizontal yellow tab and run around the back of the bag.

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Here is the back.

Another Backpack

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

One of the hardest things I have done as a bag sewer is to convert a Goodwill backpack into a Tad’s Bags backpack. Here is my latest effort. The last time I did this, I swore I would never do it again. I feel that way again now. I like the way it turned out but it was really a pain. I sure hope Carlo enjoys it.

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FabMo

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

I recently learned about an organization that really shares my motivation to keep perfectly good stuff out of the landfill. FabMo. Whereas I focus only on trauma straps, FabMo collects tons of cast off fabrics and other materials. They make them available to artsy people to use in their various creative endeavors. I recently sent them 1700 trauma straps. Here is a bulletin board they put together showing off some of the straps and one of my bags. I am really impressed by what a great job they are going and am excited to be apart of it. Check them out at:

http://www.fabmo.org/fabmo/Home.html

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Minion Bags

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

Someone recently commented that the yellow and blue bags looked Minions. I got a good laugh at that, especially since we had recently seen the movie and really enjoyed it. I thought about Minions quite a bit while I was sewing up this guys.

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