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Jonathanmc
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I am looking for plans or ideas on making a large change bag. I want it to be 36" high and maybe 12-16" across. I'll be using it to hold dozens of produced origami cranes and then want to throw in some string and pull out an already strung set. I'd like to be able to show the bag empty.

Any ideas, resources etc welcome.
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I could be wrong, but I think Ickle Pickle makes a huge change bag already. (One of the troubles with researching this is that Ickle Pickle doesn't have a website).

Here's a site with a jumbo change bag on it (not sure if it's an Ickle Pickle one): http://www.magicmore.com/page26.htm

You can vanish a change bag in it. Smile

You can always do a google search for "Jumbo Change Bag".

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Jonathan,
Perhaps you should buy a small cheap change bag and us it as your model.

Kregg
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Jonathanmc
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Donald, thanks for the website. I'm always amazed to come across new ones. A two foot change bag might do the trick (pun intended) but the price tag is awfully high $79. I did find lots of change bags on google but will try Jumbo.

Kregg, good point I actually thought of that at work today. I saw a nice one without the wooden handle that seemed like it might be a good model.
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You're welcome.

I just found the link using google. Nothing special. Don't even know about them as a dealer.

I just used the keywords Ickle Pickle Jumbo Change Bag, and it was one of the links.

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Hiya, Jonathan:

If you're not welded to the idea of a change bag that looks like it could be used for the offering in a VERY prosperous church, may I offer a $10 suggestion?

Head over to Michael's and buy a couple of denim tote bags. Rip a side out of Bag A and use it as a panel for Bag B. You'll need about 15 minutes at the sewing machine to complete the transformation, and when you're finished, your audience will think "That's just like my sewing bag (or whatever)" instead of "Say, I wonder if that bag on a stick is hiding some clever mechanical apparatus?"

Yes, you'll have to handle the bag carefully -- otherwise it will gap and reveal the gaff. Small tradeoff for the innocent appearance, IMO.

Sincerely,
Leland Edward Stone
Jonathanmc
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Thanks everybody.

Here is how I figured it out. I was at Bed Bath and Beyond and saw a folding hamper. Right next to it was a large clothes bag. The clothes bag was a nice bright blue color (they have red, blue and black).

I put the hamper inside the bag and had myself a giant change bag. I am going to put some velcro on the sides of the folding hamper. I won't be able to show the inside before the change but will after. Also it stands on its own.

Thank you to all the ideas that got me on the right track.

Cost $20. Plus velcro etc. Sewing NONE. (that's a good thing.) very light weight, portable and looks really good. Will act as a load holder and can hold lots in both chambers.
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