Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's in the bag

I've always read a lot. I'll read pretty much anything - or at least I'll start reading almost anything.

I don't buy books all that often - I read too many for that to be practical. I do have a few authors whose books I buy, but otherwise I rely on borrowing them, usually from the library.

I usually have 6 - 10 books out at any given time. I have an old, cloth grocery bag that I use to transport my library books.

It's a really thin bag, and has had a rip in it for ... a long time.

Well over a year ago, I came up with a plan for a new bag to use for my library runs, but I didn't get around to making it. Last year, Wanda moved in and my sewing stuff got moved quickly. End result: no bag.

Today my anti-procrastination project was to make the bag I had planned.

Here's a picture:

The outside is strips of fabric (pink, green, orange, yellow). The inner layer is an old pair of jeans.

There are no pockets or anything (although they would be easy to add if I needed them). I considered putting a zipper in the top but haven't done so yet.


  1. It looks like you put a lot of work into it!

  2. Cute bag! I love the library too! Read 58 books last year!

  3. When I was doing my thing a day project I saw a bag made entirely out of jeans [on Wikihow] - I thought it was so cool and since I hate throwing out clothes, a really great idea. However, as much as I've tried to cultivate them, my sewing skills stink.

    Oh yes, and my apartment is what happens when the practical part of your brain is shut off when it comes to books - I have six full bookshelves and then some...

  4. It took a couple of hours, I think. It wasn't too bad.

    It wasn't that hard to make, either. It was all straight lines.

    And don't get me wrong, I own a ton of books, but I read many books that I never buy. I really need more bookshelves - or, more accurately, I need to clean off the bookshelves I already have.