I was unable to find any certified organic cotton mesh on a bolt, but I did manage to find some cotton mesh in pink and white (the white is very stretchy whereas the pink is a tighter weave). The pink wasn't exactly the look I was going for, but this isn't the 80s and it was all that was available.
Still under a twill tape hangover, I made a few twill tape labels using my alphabet rubber stamp set and setocolor fabric paint (the paint sets with the heat of an iron). If you are sort who likes typography and sayings, you could make one that says, "eat your peas" or "mom says eat your greens" and that would be kind of cute, if only a conversation starter at the checkout.
My bags, finished, are about 10 x 12 inches but you can make them in any size -depending on the width of your fabric and needs. It is just a "basic drawstring bag", nothing fancy. There are a number of tutorials out there for basic drawstring bags. Happythings has a great 101 on the subject and the Purlbee has an excellent one as well. The greatest controversy is if you want one hole for your drawstring or two (I opted for one hole and a toggle mechanism).
This is a follow up to my Eco Craft Organization post. Coincidentally, I came across this at page 323 of the May InStyle and I wanted to share it with you. I couldn't find a link online, so I scanned the actual magazine page (this is the first time I ever used my scanner and it worked after - only - three attempts!).
Basically, the designers used the same technique as I did (foam brush), but they applied a thin coat of primer first (I tried primer, but found it it didn't make too much of a difference with the product I was using). The InStyle team applied the labels in a different spot and more free form. I really like the look.
Jonathan Adler's collection for 7 for All Mankind hits stores next month. I really like the tunic in the shot below. I spotted it in the May issue of InStyle. I have been thinking about tunics alot lately. I just ordered Amy Butler's Mini dress, tunic & tops pattern. In my experience, tunics are kind of iffy. They often look better on the rack then on me, but I willing to give them a try. Again (two years post baby).
I used scraps leftover from these men's shirts (I will post about a men's shirt refashion in a future post).
to make these luggage tags.
(battered carry-on image via KJ's basement)
Easy peasy. Now my only concern is whether that paid for trip to Iceland and Norway is a bust.
If you don't want to make your own luggage tags, stop by KLM and you can design your own photo luggage tags. Not only that they will mail them to you for free! What a terrific gift for yourself or a special someone. Act quick, last time I checked there were only about 36,000 tags left!
Thanks again for sharing Earth Week with the Kite. I hope you enjoyed this week's flight.
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