Warning: far too many pictures for only one project ahead :-) Canvas bags are great, but oh-so-bulky. So, needing something I could tuck into my purse for impromptu grocery shopping...
Two thrifted scarves from the stash and a pattern (which was evened out after this photo) made from a plastic grocery bag later....
The original had round holes for handles, but, as this project has taught me, my skills with flimsy silky material are sketchy at best, so I just made slits reinforced with lots of bar-tacks at the ends. I did do the fancy bottom thing at the bottom, after a sewing-table-plastic-bag-dissection (not pretty - how am I going to put it back together?)
Yay! I may make more of these (after adding a way to keep it folded up in my purse) and give bunches of them as belated holiday gifts :-)
For a super strong, cool shopping bag, try this Crafster project. I will be making these for gifts for next Christmas and I will be embroidering on some of the pockets. My husband and I take 5 to the grocery store and they are all we need. This lined cotton bag is easy to make and requires just a bit less than 1 yard of fabric and lining (both cotton). The Singlet Style Shopping Bags easily hold about twice as much as the grocery store plastic shopping bags and of course ARE NOT PLASTIC !!!
My bags measure about 20.5 x 18.5 finished size and they hold a ton of stuff.
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