Last weekend, when I decided to make a pit-stop into Clementine’s, I knew the girls would be feeding me goodies and therefore I wanted to make a little treat for them. Because it was a last-minute decision, I decided to make them some little bags like the Cousin Bags that I made for my cousins last year. I didn’t have time to come up with a fun new idea, so I stuck with the same ol’ cousin formula.
And ever since I made those cousin bags, I’ll occasionally get questions about how I made them. Poor Sharon even got tired of waiting on me to come up with some instructions and she made her own cute version. (Which shows that you don’t need a pattern and these aren’t rocket science!)
So, while I was making these little bags, I took some pictures and wrote up a little tutorial. Only I didn’t know what to call them — they aren’t Cousin Bags anymore. I thought about calling them Square Bags, but that was kind of boring. Or maybe No-Name Bags. I finally decided to call them Goofy Bags and you can find the instructions on a How to Make Goofy Bags page.
Obviously, you can embellish the outside of these little bags any way that you would like. The little crochet bags I made for the quilty peeps when we went to Chicago were made in the same manner — they’re just embellished differently. And for you zipper-phobes out there, there’s nothing to putting these zippers in — they’re easy peasy.
Goofy Bags are nice for controlling the clutter in larger tote bags. I made them for the Cami Peeps to put knitting odds ‘n ends in their knitting bags. The Goofy Bags for the quilty peeps were made to hold crochet items that are needed to make little crocheted cards.Â And I have a Cousin Goofy Bag that I keep my ipod and cell phone cords in when I travel.
So. Now you can all go and act Goofy. And have a great weekend while you’re at it!