Saturday, December 5, 2015

Grocery Bags

I made my first 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.

1 comment :

  1. Great print for a bag that will definitely see a lot of use!


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