Green Bag Lady will be at this event giving out 150+ bags. Come visit and get a FREE bag! Lots of other great crafty items for gift giving. You will not be disappointed! All info here. Teresa

Wine Bag Tutorial

I did a tutorial of the quilted wine bag pattern I created. It's up over on Sew Mama Sew! Check it out and make some of these. Just in time for holiday giving! Perfect for a hostess and for the person who has everything (make sure you include a bottle or 2 when giving, front pocket for a corkscrew). Enjoy--Teresa

PS, PDF tutorial is HERE.

Such sweetness!

Look at this amazing bag Bagette Marianne made me! She paper pieced the Green Bag Lady logo. I have no idea how long this took her, but it looks super complicated to me! I simply love it…
 Check out this paper piecing.  Incredible I tell you!
And, the whole bag is padded with a big pocket inside. It would be perfect to carry my laptop with a power cord in the pocket and extra space for, well, stuff…
Thanks Marianne, you are incredible in so many ways! Teresa

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day (Week) 30 WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 2 fabric stacks + Harmony Art shopping bags are:

Natasha T, VA
Mary S, LA

WINNERS of the 28 Green Bag Lady Harmony Art shopping bags are:

Kathy E, IA
Catherine G, AUSTRALIA
Kelly J, NM
Heather F,CANADA
Kristin H, AK
Connie J, CO
Veronika S, RUSSIA
Sarah J, OH
Anita A, TX
Holly D, OH
Kylie M, OR
claireglenbolt . . NoResp
Meg Y, CO
Heather M, VT
Laila P, CA
Jenny M, OR
Brenda W, NE
Tammi B, OR
Jansie M, TX
Jeana S, IL
Jill R, WA
gjdoyle2 . . . NoResp
Katie G, NM
nrbird . . . . . NoResp
wenmink  . . . NoResp

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, SewMamaSew_12_2014

30 WINNERS--Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day (Week)!

It's that time of year again! Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Week! And, we have 30 WINNERS! That's right. You get 30 chances to win a bag or a bag/fabric stack combo. How cool is that?
We have 28 gorgeous organic cotton bags up for grabs. International entries for bags are welcome.
 And, 2 sets of bags and fabric stacks…
 Bag and fabric stack sets are available to our USA/Canada friends only!
All fabric has been generously donated by Harmony Art Organic Design. Bags are this fabric. Fabric stacks are a variety of Harmony's gorgeous fabrics. Why choose organic? Read here. Good luck!

30 winners total! Here are the rules and how to enter. READ CAREFULLY!

To enter to win a BAG (open to everyone, world-wide):
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 5pm (PST) Friday, Dec 12. (winners will be notified no later than Dec 13 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win. 

In your comment please tell us if you are USA/Canada, if you don't, we will assume you are international.

We will randomly pick 28 lucky people to win shopping bags and 2 people (USA/Canada) to win the fabric stack/shopping bag combo!

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally, however fabric stacks will only be shipped to the USA and Canada. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck everyone!! Thanks for hosting Sew Mama Sew! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

Little Girl and Little Man at Winter Park tubing last weekend. I even went this time, so much fun!!!!
Bagette Barbara's awesome wedding business in Bar Harbor, Maine. Go LIKE her new page! Love this.

Still, arg.

These are awesome.

Cute gift idea (for anyone!).

Great gift for a hard-to-buy-for guy.

Yes, please. (but I would leave off the marshmallows, I only like them toasted)

What are you up to this weekend? I have lots of Christmas "elving" to do! Teresa


I am simply THRILLED to tell you about our newest Green Bag Lady location. AUSTRALIA!!!! I can barely believe it. Anna Davey is the amazing woman behind setting up this chapter. Look at the beautiful bags she has made already. Thank you Anna, you are the best! A sincere thank you from all of us here at Green Bag Lady.
Dear Teresa

Thank you for the labels. 
Life has been rather overwhelming, but I am back on track and ready to go. I enclose pictures of ten 'dyed curtain' bags that are ready to go out. The three orange ones are already destined for Tasmania. 

I will send more photos as I get going. I have asked for an overlocker for Christmas :)

Best wishes
Anna Davey

PS My next 20 bags are to be reserved to go off to Sydney in February for College students at my daughter's residential College.

Workday Wednesday

This week I have been working on the next freebie in conjunction with Sew Mama Sew, here is a sneak peek…
And, I recovered a bench. Went from this (as you can tell I started to paint it a while back but didn't like it)…
To this! I decided to leave it the dark brown and just put fabric on the top with some padding. I used extra quilt batting that I had lying around and a chunk of cool embroidered fabric that I also had on hand…
I love how it turned out. It fits perfectly in a nook in my upstairs hallway. It's where the girls plug in their phones and they sometimes hang out there. It's a perfect sitting spot.

I simply unscrewed the lid of the storage bench from the base and used a staple gun for the upholstery. Easy peasy.
Of course, I also serged some handles and some bags and I get to meet with my Bagettes this Sunday. What are you up to?

Texas Bag!

thanks, teresa! completely amazed an inspired by the 30,000+ bags you have made and distributed. and such a supportive dad. part of my struggle is the balance of form and function - my bags have lots of finishing which take longer. hard to let go of making them extra pretty but really wanting to increase output.

here is a picture of me with bag #29931. it is full of remnant fabric (75% off at jo ann fabric for black friday) to make bags and other holiday gifts!
thanks, again!

pearland, TX

Russia Bags!


Thank you so much for the green bag and the bonus to it;) I was so happy to get them. They are beautiful.

This bag I take with me and second for my sister, she takes in her Bunny.

Alena K.
Bag #29917 & 29918