Monday, March 03, 2014

canvas storage bags

Once upon a time our house was clean and organized...and then we had a kid! Now that Lucy is a toddler, it feels like there is stuff everywhere! From stuffed animals to legos (oh the ridiculous amount of legos) to cars and robots- we have a lot of stuff all over the place. 

Slowly but surely I am determined to get the toys and the clutter under control is a stylish way. Since I made some pencil holders a while back from canvas paintings, I've had a similar idea floating around in my head to create really BIG canvas storage bags that could be stored all over around the house.

I started by painting yardage of canvas. I wanted my storage bags to be pretty big so I used a roll of heavy duty canvas and began painting it. 

I really didn't want to paint anything that time consuming or too detailed- instead I wanted pattern layered on top of messy color. 

When the canvas was dry I sewed it into large bags.


My method for making bags-

I cut my canvas into a rectangle.
I fold it in half.
Sew up both sides.
Sew each corner (on the inside).
Turned the bag right side out.


Speaking of canvas, I sold out of my last batch of canvas messy pouches within 2 hours last week so I've got another fresh batch in the shop HERE


29 comments:

emanuela bonini said...

beautiful and useful!
Greetings from Rome.
Emanuela

peintre said...

awesome! just so creative!!!

Patricia said...

Wow Alisa,
the bags are GREAT!!!

HollyM said...

This is a great idea, soft on the floors and beautiful! I followed your tutorial a while back for the smaller pouches.

Magda lena said...

Thank you Alisa for the inspiration :)

jabbott said...

What a clever idea,you might neef a few more if Lucys got anything to do with it for all her toys xx

Debbie Stip said...

I just love these Alisa! Just the perfect amount of color and such a personal touch for the home by creating them yourself! Pinned it for reference since we'll be moving to a real grownup house soon :-D
xxDebbie (aka LittleDotOfCreativity)

Charlene McClung said...

Can't say how much I love the shot of her head in the bag! She is a beautiful girl. Fortunate to have a creative/colorful Mom.

jeannie lucky said...

Love them....made the small one before....but how big are these guys?

Lynne Medsker said...

Wonderful idea! I've even got some canvas art laying around the studio I wanted to do something with - this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

Linda said...

They are fabulous.....great inspiration! Love the photos of Lucy, as always. 😄

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

These are fantastic! Are they made with artist canvas?

studioGypsy said...

brilliance once again!! i soo need to make these for my littles.. thankyouthankyou!! xoxo

ingridp said...

Shipping to Europe yet?

Sheila Earhart said...

Hi Alisa, I love LOVE all of these! I'm ready for another class at your studio. Hope you have some coming up.

Sheila

Lauren Douglas said...

This is PERFECT! Just what I needed, thank you so much! I think this might be a weekend project that maybe our son can even help us out on! Oooh!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea, so much nicer than Rubbermaid tote boxes!
Your daughter is adorable, she has such an expressive face. Watch out duplos lead to Legos lol.

GreenDotCreations said...

Great idea! Useful and absolutely creative! Loved it, thank you! :-)

stonepylon said...

Great idea! Easy, sturdy, and stylish. :)

BTW, I was one of those that purchased a canvas pouch - been wanting one for ages, but they sell so fast. Anyway - thanks. I love it!

Жар Птица said...

Какие же вы классные!)

An_Geli_Ka said...

http://outbackland.blogspot.de/2014/03/acrylfarbe-auf-stoff.html

Hi...i checked this out acrlylic paint on fabric - perfect.

Greetings Geli

Sollfire said...

Beyond fabulous! My eldest GrandLove has been bugging me to move away from the art center and outdoors to spray paint. I've ordered rolls of canvas and shall accommodate her wishes, as soon as weather cooperates. This is a perfect project for that medium.

Your daughter is gorgeous… your artwork amazing. My favorite new place to be… I shall link you from my blog, as well, as did AuntPeaches, where I found you!

Happy Spring.

fraufertig said...

Hi Alisa! I made one and I absolutly LOVE it! take a look at frauferrtig.de

Greetings from overseas. Nelly

Rozana said...

Hi Alisa
You are a good in your job. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from overseas.

Sollfire said...

First one completed, unless my little artist would like to further embellish now that it's in sack form! Thanks again. GREAT project for kids and adults alike, with its quick gratification! Here ya go: http://nickicarm.blogspot.com/2014/07/lakehouse-project-gavs-completed.html

jennifer notar said...

In love...want to make!!! Thank u for sharing...
I think I'll make them for our home then donate others as well.

Jaslynn Joan said...

Wonderful idea!!! This bag perfectly suits for kids to use:-) Jaslynn, Bizbilla

srihariharan said...

Good Idea.. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Reedy said...

I am fairly new with my sewing machine. I have been wanting to make these but some patterns are just too complicated. This is so simple that I can do this !!! Thanks for sharing !!! What a beautiful little girl !! Just look at those eyes !!!

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