Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mass production of drawstring bags!

A couple of weeks ago, I received my first large custom order on the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. Someone had seen my chopstick bags and asked me to make twelve similar bags, of slightly different dimensions to the chopstick bags abd each to be made from a different pattern of fabric, for her hair ornaments. So here are the results, all made from fabric remnants:


 I have to say it feels a lot more like work when I need to sew 12 bags in quick succession, rather than my normal approach of making a bag whenever i feel like it! Luckily the buyer didn't need the order by Christmas as there is no guarantee the postal system will guarantee a Christmas delivery even if I post it right now!

10 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I'm wondering if I'd ever be able to sell prints of any of my better photographs. The landscape I did for my mum is glorious!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Simon, you could always try! You could sell via your blog I think or set uop on Etsy!

bunnits said...

They look great. I know exactly what you mean about having to make a number of the same items in succession, with or without a deadline, even when it is something you enjoy making. I guess it becomes more job than joy.

ArthuringOn said...

I have a bag of washed holey socks and there has to be something I can use them for!

Ideas?

VArthur

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh boy - now what if the orders just pour in. Maybe some big Chinese restaurant chain will want them by the hundreds. Well - we can all say we knew you when!

Anyway - they sure are nice looking there.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Arthur - I've cut the toes and heels off some holey socks to make wrist and ankle warmers for the winter. I've also cut up some old socks to use as stuffing in draught excluders.

Rabbits' Guy - oh gosh, imagine that!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Virginia, sorry for calling you Arthur in a couple of replies to your comments. Looking at your name 'Arthuring On' I didn't immediately realise it was you!

Gillena Cox said...

nice bags Juilet, good to see you still crafting

Seasons Greetings Bill, you are invited to "Lets Haiku a Christmas Carol" at Lunch Break

much love...

Donna said...

Wonderful creations and so lovingly made.

gabriellebryden said...

that's terrific :D