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Topic: Looking for a gimmicked drawstring bag....
Message: Posted by: Potty the Pirate (Mar 28, 2011 03:48AM)
I'm looking for a small drawstring cloth bag (about 7"x3"). It needs to be gimmicked to allow objects to be inserted into the bottom, with either velcro to seal it up, or other method.
Does anyone know of a supplier of such an item?
thanks, Doug
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Mar 28, 2011 07:10AM)
Lee Jacobs used to sell a money bag with was a change bag. Grant made a small tote at one time as did Ickle Pickle.

I would get a seamstress to sew it up for you. Or buy an existing cosmetic drawstring bag and take out the bottom seam and add velcro.

Message: Posted by: Regan (Mar 28, 2011 09:25AM)
Potty, Ickle Pickle does indeed make Tote Bags. They did have 3 sizes, one of which was close to what you wanted. However, they have 2 compartments and close with a drawstring, but they do not open at the bottom.

You might check with Sandra Sisti of "Seams Like Magic". I don't think she has what you want as a standard item, but I would about guarantee that she would make it. She does great work, and at a very reasonable cost too.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Mar 28, 2011 09:46AM)
It's not terribly hard to learn to sew. A bag of this type would be very easy to construct for a couple of dollars and a modicum of time in front of a sewing machine. Making ones own props is often a lot easier than trying to find the perfect pre-made dealers item.
Message: Posted by: Potty the Pirate (Mar 28, 2011 11:36AM)
I don't want a change bag....and yes, I've been using a home-made bag with velcro at the bottom, which is OK, but far from perfect. As for the sewing - yes, I did that myself. Let's just say that I could use some practise!
I may well contact the aforementioned Sandra Sisti, or maybe ask a local seamstress to make it. But in my experience, the local ladies are scared of taking on work like this, as they can never understand exactly what I want!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Mar 28, 2011 11:38AM)
Send me sme sketches of what you want made and I will take a look at it. It does not sound that difficult.

Message: Posted by: ColinDymond (Mar 28, 2011 01:04PM)
The other problem is what you are prepaid to spen on it. My girlfreind has made some great bags for me but when you start adding up the time spent on one bag it's not a viable business.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Mar 28, 2011 01:31PM)
Potty, PM me and I'll give you some ideas as we make custom "stuff" all the time for performers.
Message: Posted by: Ken Northridge (Mar 29, 2011 05:58AM)
Maybe not for kid shows, but I think this is very clever idea: