tiny treasures bag

June 2nd, 2009

I’ve been thinking about making another kind of bag for my shop and I came up with this one. It’s a little wonky, but it’s just a prototype so whatever. The bag is a lot smaller than my other ones (here a photo for scale) but I’m thinking it could be even smaller. I embroidered some details on the bag that I really like: a running stitch along the whole strap and a hand sewn buttonhole.

The button I wanted to use didn’t fit in my automatic buttonholer, so I had to do it by hand. I was going to do a hand bound buttonhole, but that just looked too complicated and too fancy for a kid bag, so I just used a blanket stitch to go around the buttonhole. Ta da!

I was thinking the bag could be for all those tiny treasures little ones find walking down the street. But “tiny treasures bag” is a little twee, so I need your help. Leave a comment with a better name for the bag and whoever comes up with the best one wins the bag. Sound good? Go.

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36 Responses to tiny treasures bag

  1. mama-pan says:

    oooh, I love naming things. How about “Extra Pocket”? Or “Collecting Bag”? Or “Cache Stasher”? Or just “Miniature Pouch”? Love the embroidery!

  2. Annika says:

    I’m partial to Treasure Hunter’s Bag.

  3. tammie says:

    hmm, how about the teeny tote? very cute!

  4. Jessie says:

    Hmm, how about Pearl Pouch (as in pearl being treasure), Wonder Bag/Pouch/Pocket, or Bayo Bag (Bayo is an African girl’s name that means “happiness has been found)?

    Cool idea!

  5. Michelle says:

    Makes me think of Harriet the spy for some reason, so I’ll go with “Harriet bag” or “Spy bag” as my suggestions.

    Although now that I type that, I realize Harriet’s notebook wouldn’t fit in the bag. Oh well!

  6. Kristena says:

    Cute! The wonkiness just adds to the charm. :)

  7. Lori says:

    Itsy-bitsy bag? It’s darling, no matter what you name it.

  8. Kyrie says:

    I don’t think tiny treasures is too twee-maybe it’s just the alliteration? What about “small finds bag” instead?

    The bag is darling.

  9. Karin says:

    how about “Stuart’s bag” as in Stuart Little, although you might have copyright issues. I agree, a wee bit smaller is perfect and the embroidery is great. Love that not quite denim slate.

  10. Jenny says:

    How about “adventurer”…going down the street can be an adventure for little ones. Or “rocks and shells.” Say hi to Madison, I’m originally from there (saw it listed on your Etsy shop.)

    Cute bag!

  11. Kim says:

    we love tiny things at our house. my girls and i vote for “cutey patootie purse”

  12. dana says:

    it’s perfect.
    i adore the hand-stitching touches and color of thread you chose. brilliant.

  13. mama-pan says:

    another idea: Exploring Pouch, or Explorer’s Bag. Love all the other ideas, too!

  14. Margie says:

    Great bag. How about petite purse.

  15. Rita says:

    How ’bout Pico bag? Picollino means very small in Italian. A little bag with an italian lesson too!

  16. holly says:

    bitsy bag: it’s itsy bitsy and it carries the interesting bits found along the way

  17. Julie says:

    Love that lovely wee bag … can I throw “look luck bag” into the mix?

  18. julie green says:

    meg, i really love the hand-sewn button hole and the bag in general. my husband would call it the julie purse because i ALWAYS carry itty bitty little purses.

    maybe you could call it a bitty bag? (sort of a play on a ditty bag)

  19. hayley l. says:

    Oh, that bag is just the right size for carrying secrets! I would call it the secrets bag or tiny secrets bag.

    Love the detail on the buttonhole.


  20. sarah says:

    how about catch bag. or treasure pouch!! minikin or dwarf or elf pouch. maybe even fairy pouch if it were for a girl!!

  21. sarah says:

    oh by the way i heart the little bag!!!

  22. Cassidy says:

    This is so cute. How about “finders keeper” or “finds keeper” for a name?

  23. Knickknacks and thingamajigs bag
    Stuff and whatnots bag
    Things and finds bag
    Fancy / fine / fantastic / fascinating finds bag

    In my kids’ case ‘foul finds’ would probably be more descriptive of the things I find stuffed in their pockets, but that’s not such a flattering name for a sweet bag like that…

  24. Kate says:

    Is Dream Catcher too lame? I just think of all the pieces of twine and cool rocks I picked up as a kid that were kept becuase they were SPECIAL in some way… they were used as treasure and accessories for dolls and other games. Or kept from annoying litte brothers simply becuase you were bigger and could hide things better.

  25. Rach says:

    Mmm, ‘the little bag’ – as I am quite fond of naming my designs ‘the…something’