Fun Stuff bags

Boys love trinkets.  My son calls his trinkets his “fun stuff”.  So I made him some “fun stuff” bags….because his “fun stuff” is all over the floor.
I used the instructions from this book:
It was the easiest method of making these lined bags that I’ve ever seen…but there are also good and similar tutorials for them here, or here, or here.

22 Responses to Fun Stuff bags

  1. Melissa @ Happy Quilting December 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    I made some similar bags last year when I got tired of stepping on hot wheels in the middle of the night :) Good times :)

  2. Amy December 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    I want that book so bad. Martha drives me crazy at times, but I love the look of her publications! Those look fun- now, if you have magic to get kids to use them, please let me know where you find it!

  3. Barbieann December 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    think I will make several of these bags for my grandchildren toys and maybe even for some of my own toys! Good idea!

  4. Jennifer December 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    The real question is where did you find the book for $19.99. Can't find it for under $20 anywhere.

  5. Melissa December 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    I love that book! I've made a couple of projects from it already…
    The bags are really cute!

  6. *katie December 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Very cute! I have the book but have yet to do a project from it! Looks like I better start:)

  7. Justine December 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    haha! I made those bags too from the self same book! My boy als has one for his treasure!

  8. Ariane December 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    These are such great bags. They certainly are handy. I need to make some. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. The Tidy Brown Wren December 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    I love to use these bags as gift bags. It is especially appreciated when the gift you are giving has a lot of small parts. We have some Christmas bags we have been reusing for several years. Also, whenever I make a baby quilt, I roll it up like a jelly roll and present it in a coordinating bag for a great baby gift.

  10. Rachel Hauser December 30, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    Hey, I just got that book for Christmas. And, of course I need to make a bag!

  11. Patty@sewingseeds December 30, 2010 at 1:37 am #

    What a fun project…The real trick is getting them to put it all back! Happy New Year.

  12. Robin December 30, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    my grandson has those same toys from McDonalds…maybe he needs fun stuff bags. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Fine Hand December 30, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    i took that book out from the library and had ear-marked this project! yours looks wonderful!

  14. rilojane December 30, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    :) I just decided to make some of these last week! I got a new diaper bag and thought it was super genius to make them for the loose toys and snacks I cart around.
    I love what Tidy Brown Wren said about using them for gift bags. I feel a stash buster coming on!

  15. ificould December 30, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    I am in LOVE!!! I need major help in the organizing department – seems like there are always little things without a home. This will totally help! THANKS!!

  16. Very Verdant December 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I have been bags making similar to these for my children for ages. They are great at each stage of their lives. C uses them for Littlest Pet Shop… D – well he is all boy and probably has more of these bags then I care to count…B and K are 15-16 – They use theirs to carry goggles and caps for swim practice, small costume jewelry and sometimes chump change for snacks or running errands after practice…my point is, your little one will enjoy these type bags for a long time so be prepared to make a few. ;0)

  17. *Staci* December 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    What a great project. The book looks interesting I may need to check it out. :)

  18. Minx's Den December 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    that martha stewart craft book is totally on my wish list!!! good idea for your son's toys!

  19. More Than A Mom December 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    This is a great project for the toys. I think I'm going to have to invest in making some of these too! Thanks for the non-Martha links also.

  20. Alex Duenkel December 31, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    I love Martha's book too!
    Cute bags…

  21. Amnah January 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I love drawstring bags for all of my daughters' little pieces. Mini princess figurines in one, lace up boards in another. The girls can just grab a bag and have something to keep them busy in the car. I like your fabric choices.

  22. Nanm January 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    I am giving you a {hug} for giving me this a full 6 weeks before my son's birthday. This means I have time to make them for party favors!!!!

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