Thursday, March 17, 2011

return on creativity: sharpie bag


I adore my Sharpies.  I use Sharpies in my studio.  I use Sharpie pens at work.  Since I can't get enough of Sharpies I decided to make a bag to contain them all.


I used a lightbox to trace my drawings onto the fabric (printables below).


I filled the back of the bag with random doodles. I used this book for ideas.




Sharpie bag front printable

Sharpie bag back doodle printable


Sharpie bag alternate back printable (give as a gift filled with Sharpies and let the recipient doodle their own design)


I've never put a zipper in a bag before in my life, I followed this tutorial. It worked out OK. I still need to perfect more square corners on the zipper side. I bought three zippers for this project and only went through two, so that's pretty good in my book. My bag measurements are 8.5 inches by five inches.


Now my Sharpies have the beautiful bag they deserve!




21 comments:

Leda said...

hahaha! when i saw this, the first thing of thought 'how appropriate for a cpa! too funny! YES we all LOVE Sharpie's ...what would life be without them! :)

Maggie said...

That is too cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love sharpies too! This is adorable.

Hipster Hostess: Arika said...

Saw your link on the Be Different...Act Normal blog. This bag is SO cute...how creative! Did you use a "Sharpie" to draw on the fabric or a fabric marker?

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How cute! You did a good job on the pouch and the Sharpie design!

Prairie Patch said...

That is really cute! I'm not sure I'd be able to write and draw as pretty as you do, but I love the idea!

Cheers,
Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com/

Coffee and a Mop said...

So cute and unique!!!

Lolly Jane said...

this is SO stinkin cute!! how creative- i need to make one of these for allllll my sharpies ;) clever!!

we'd love for you to link this @ our weekend party :)
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Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is adorable. I love Sharpies too but wouldn't have thought to make them their own home.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Amy Kirchhoff said...

This cracks me up! I'm quite particular that my Sharpies be stored separately from any other writing utensil. I just might have to do this.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

ah I LOVE this! I love Sharpies too! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com if you have a chance

Emily Love said...

I Love this!! I love sharpies too. My cat is even named Sharpie (true story)!

By the Bluegrass said...

I'm crazy about sharpies too! And, this bag is so adorable. Thanks for sharing all the steps.
xo,
Sena

amphora said...

I'm pretty sure I just found my new favorite work-friend birthday gift...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing this :-)

A Mom's Choice said...

Too cute. Is it washable?

Taylor said...

Ha! When I saw this I got the biggest kick! I hav a purple bag about the size of yours that is my life and sharpies, I carry it just about anywhere! But mostly school, it has all my favorite sharpies in it. My lovely friends nicknamed it "the sharpie bag" and so it has been for a very long time. But I hav too say I love yours soooo much and might try to make one! I guess then it really will be " the sharpie bag"! Thanks soo much for sharing!

Abby said...

Cute! Love it. I might adore sharpies as much as you do!

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i see amazing said...

what a darling idea!! My 9 year old loves sharpies just as much as I do and yesterday I found them OUTSIDE *GASP!*. This is the perfect soltuion to all the lost sharpies, thank you SO MUCH for the printables, gonna try to whip this little puppy up today!!

Anonymous said...

What fabric did you use? Would canvas be fine if I were to recreate this?

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats such a great idea i love sharpies too! i think im going to make one... thanks for the great idea and for the printables!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also did you draw on the fabric with a sharpie of fabric markers?
thanks!

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