shopping bags years ago. I kept two and gave away the other two as Christmas presents. One of the recipients wondered if she could have another bag for this Christmas. Cool! I recalled that these were fun and easy to make.
A little digging unearthed my instructions. It even had yardage notes penned around the edges. Originally I wanted to use some pretty purple home decor fabric I had on hand. But the weave felt loose; I feared it could rip if something heavy was dropped into it. So off to the store to find something sturdier.
I wish I knew what kind of fabric I made my first bags from. I returned to the red-tag isle, hoping to score again, but nothing there looked or felt right. Much of what I found in the home decor section seemed really stiff and heavy or too light weight. Then I fell in love with this print and decided to go for it. Although it doesn't feel as dense as my original fabric, the weave was a lot better than the purple stuff I had at home. Aren't those grocery bags festive? I hope they wear as well as the originals.
Of course I bought enough material for two. I haven't decided if the second one will be another Christmas present (if I get hints) or maybe I'll offer it on Etsy.