I love these sketch-bags.
This is what mine looked like when it was new (and I have another one as of today).
I picked stitches selectively with a stitch picker (it is good to be married to a tailor-man) on one side of the bag to make the pockets the sizes I wanted.
Understand that all the bags are sewn in different ways pocket-wise so
I advise you to move slowly in this stitch picking thang
but at least if you make a mistake the bags are only $11
and you can always get a second one….
Then it was perfect. Okay not quite.
But I really am not a beige gurl. Give me grey.
Give me red, orange, green, black, but not beige (and not white either.)
That worked for the color, very petty, but it kept coming off on my hands even when dry.
So I tried soaking it in a mordant (hey I know a bit about dying)
and that didn’t help either.
I tried washing it several times to see if I could wash excess out.
No dice, still getting blue hands.
So the moral of this story is that you can’t dye a cotton bag with waterproof ink…
Now I will go the old school route and use regular old stupid dyes.
*sigh* into the trash, as I can’t stop it from coming off no matter what…
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