I have several of these Alabama Chanin zipper bags to hold pens and pencils, small electronics, sewing supplies, and cosmetics. But, my daughter can think of a million (very important) things that need a bag (hair bows, toy ponies, pennies, you name it).

Over the years, I have misplaced so many bags that I started customizing each bag with my contact information so that kind souls may help my beautiful bags come back to me.  Works like a charm.

100% Organic Cotton Canvas  + Made in the USA.  Permanent markers for customization included with every purchase made before August 31, 2011.

Give us a shout-out in the comments below by August 31st for a chance to win this (already) customized bag for your very own.

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  1. j.

    Just wanted to chime in with my entry for the giveaway and also to say I’ve been sugar/flour/starch free for eight days! It’s not quite the detox you’re experiencing, but it’s all I can take with my dusty ovaries and hot flashes. (And I’ve lost three pounds!!!)

    1. Leslie

      I have an almost 13-year-old at this is perfect for. We have tons of stuff and tons of bags, but none that could be returned to us if we lost it! I love it!

  2. Kathryn Moore

    THE Coolest zipper bags I’ve ever seen! It is perfect for me because I am constantly putting something down like that, and then forgetting it when I leave. Now with this, I can put my name and email address on it, and when someone finds it, they can alert me as to where I can find it!!! Any other products for ladies with a little “short-term memory loss?! ha! 🙂

  3. Michelle Davis

    I am such a fan of everything “Alabama Chanin.” I am an art teacher and in my classes I harp about repurposing-I encourage my students NOT to buy materials for this pieces but rather to use what they have or find, and give it a new life. “Alabama Chanin” is a big part of my fiber art lecture and never fails to stand out to my students as something beautiful and real-their brains change about fashion and living. I would love to have this bag to show the beautiful handiwork – plus I would feel such pride just to own a real Chanin.

  4. Helene

    “Beware of snakes within”…that’s sooo funny!
    I simply LOVE this bag, and if I don’t win (which will probably be the case..I never win those give-aways, LOL), I’ll make it myself!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Xmas

    Yes, indeedy. Great sack – btw, introduced co-worker to your DIY realm via the jersey corset yesterday, which resulted in squealing and jumping up and down in the hallway.

  6. Rose

    I am in desperate need of a bag just like this for my small knitting gear. Perhaps the warning of snakes would keep my young children out of it. Probably not.

    1. KarenV

      This would be handy to have. I can think of maybe 1/2 a million things to keep in it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Vickie

    Oh, I have a penchant for bags of all kinds to keep my life organized – I’m sure I’d find a perfect use for one of these. Thanks, Alabama Chanin!

  8. Dita de Winter

    Hi Nathalie and all others at Alabama Chanin,
    I’m a great fan of your work and it would be great to have such a personal asset. As I’m working with your materials every day I’m sure it will be filled up in no time. Enjoy your day.

  9. Anita

    Intricately detailed -love this. I will use it as a quick purse -you know the kind that you need for small outings, like going to the movies, etc.

    1. MK Shaw

      Oh, I have the perfect set of colored Sharpies that are just dying to get their tips on that beautiful blank canvas of a bag!

  10. Mary

    Handwriting is stitching with a pen. I love it! A place to keep my writing/drawing and stitching implements! You can never have too many little bags.

  11. Amy Hall

    Whenever I am harried and stressed, I reach for one of your books and, by just leafing through the pages, my mind calms, creative juices flow, and that makes me happy. Thank you for that. Thanks also for continued inspiration on the website like cute bags and giving us permission to write on them with markers.

  12. gayle

    A WORK OF ART in which to keep my tools of art. The SNAKE calls to me – i am a snake (astrologocally speaking) and have had many encounters with them as i ive in the tropical rainforests of northern australia. No need to fear tho for i am not a viper but a python and will just hug you to death lol. Your spirit and courage sing in your designs natalie.

  13. Amy

    This Little Bag

    This little bag I hope will prove
    To be not vainly made–
    For, if you should a needle want
    It will afford you aid.
    And as we are about to part
    T’will serve another end,
    For when you look upon the Bag
    You’ll recollect your friend.

    Jane Austen

  14. Sheri

    I love the bag! It’s perfect for my work! I have 2 old ones from 25 years ago from Fashion school and I still carry them to work with my lunch, knitting and whatever else I need. My son (6 y/o) also uses all my bags for him Very Important items – like pirate gold!

  15. linda

    would love to whip up a few of these myself. there are many treasures in the world to keep in zip case. thanks for the opportunity to possibly win one of your own. happy day to y’all at the studio.

  16. sally bobbitt

    Oh Natalie, that’s fantastic.
    I wonder if you would be open to donating the bag to the charity that I volunteer for: the legal information network for cancer. LINC (in Richmond Va) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping people with the business side of cancer. Serving the Central Virginia community, LINC provides information, education and referral services for legal and financial assistance to individuals confronted with the overwhelming issues that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

    One of LINC’s annual fundraising events is “It’s in the Bag”, where donated handbags are featured in a silent auction: .

    You have an overwhelming number of responses to your offer, but I thought I would ask—I’m a huge fan of your work.

    Warmest regards and thanks for all that you do,