Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Grocery Bags - a new favorite!

I found the tutorial for these tote bags at Sew, Mama, Sew! for their Summer Sewing Month. Created by Irene, they are a true classic. Perfect in every respect if you ask me. I did a quick test one from my fabric stash, utilizing an old curtain remnant from Ikea and part of a thrifted, vintage table cloth for the pocket. I was very happy with the results, but realized that cotton home decor weight fabric (as noted in the pattern) would probably work best. So far I've made the following three with seven more piles of fabric ready to be cut and sewn. Ten bags should keep our family safely away from "paper, or plastic, ma'am?" for awhile. I also have enough fabric to make a pair for my mother-in-law. As I was sewing I got to thinking that a set of these would make a great wedding or shower gift for that thrifty, environmentally friendly couple in your life too.

4 comments:

K, M & little C said...

They look great! I love them. I think I need to try one our for myself, too much fun. Love the shot of M crawling from behind the bag...bit of a trouble-making look on her face.

Juniper said...

Love the bags, specially the one with the blue pocket. Great shot with Maddie in it! What a sweety!

SteffS said...

I was reading the bag tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! and jumped over to see your bag(s). Wow! You went crazy with the idea, and what wonderful prints! I'm all pumped now. These are adorable and such a good idea for gifts. Great job!
What an precious little helper, too!

4patch said...

Oh, yes. I will have to have many of these. Thanks for posting the link and the great photos.