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Thread: I need a pattern and or some help

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    I need a pattern and or some help

    My wonderful husband sells things at flea markets and needs some help in orginizing. one of my ideas is to make him a bag to store his plastic bags ( the ones from the grocery store) In the past i have seen neat ones but now that I need one cant find one- also to complicate things he said that it would be really neat if it looked like a fish or and animal of some kind Help!!! any patterns or ideas or where to get a pattern????
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    The ones I've seen are basically just a tube of fabric with a casing on both ends. You put elastic in the casings and a hanging loop on one end. As far as making it fish or animal shaped, I don't know how that would work, but you could always use fish or animal print fabrics. Who knows, when people see his bag holder at the swap meet, you may get a few orders to make them for other folks.
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    See if you can find a pre-printed panel of a fish or something. I know they used to have a fish and a turkey. Make it into a bag instead of a pillow. For the turkey, you could just stuff him with the bags.
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    I think you could freehand a fish shape and use the mouth and tail for the ends where the bags go in and out. The top wouldn't need to be gathered, but the bottom could be gathered at the narrowest part of the tail. Post a picture if you get one made. This sounds like fun, but I'd never get around to doing it. Plenty of time, not enough energy.
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    Most of the ones that I have seen were a kitchen towel sewn the long side together making a tube with elastic on each end and one end with a loop of ribbon for a hanger. I'd look for a panel or towel with the picture you want on it. If needed you could quilt it before sewing it together. Good luck!

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    Simplicity patterns has some cute ones.
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    Here are a few different ones;

    http://tipnut.com/grocery-bag-holders/
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    What if you made a regular grocery bag holder and appliqued a fish on it. You can find a lot of cute fish shapes to use. You could even make it out of the leg of an old pair of jeans and applique a fish with a fishing line and hook. Do an image search on Google for fish, there's a ton of good ones. Some cute ones are line drawings from coloring books which would make great patterns.

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    Thank you very much everyone I am getting some good ideas

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