Sunday, May 9, 2010

Another grocery bag

I decided to start looking at (and buying, of course) some clearance fabrics for making more grocery bags. I found a few good ones at Joann's so I made another bag to use for "wrapping" a gift. Paper gift bags are ridiculously expensive! And these are cuter and more useful. I used a blue daisy print for the outside and a pink with white dots for the lining (sorry for the dark pics-I didn't realize they were dark until I uploaded them to photobucket).

this picture shows how the lining looks.

It took me about an hour and a half to make this (not including cutting out the bag-but I cut out enough for 2 bags while I talked to my sister on the phone today so since I was multitasking it doesn't count, right?) I think after this it will take much less time, maybe an hour, since I won't have to look at the instructions each time. Also if I do a few assembly-line style, it'll take even less time.

This bag contains a folded up lap quilt and that red thing is a metal utensil holder from Target.

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I keep meaning to make these. So many projects, so little time.

Linda B said...

Ditto, Tracy;) I love the fabric you used on this one Gale. Adorable!

jimlynn said...

This is cute.....love the fabric you selected. I bought a bunch of Christmas material (after Christmas) with the intention of making some bags similar to this. Now I just need to get them made before Christmas is here!!!

scrappinmominky said...

This is really cute. Love it. Wish I could sew!

CathyRose said...

Your grocery bags are so cute and so useful. I love the lining too!

The Mama Monkey said...

That fabric is darling!!

Naomi said...

Making these for gift bags is a great idea. If I can't find a gift bag for $1, I will not buy one. Peroid. this is practical, and the recipient can use it over and over!

Jenn Embry said...

Cute. I love it! I have a goal of working on some sewing projects this summer. I just always procrastinate due to my love/hate relationship with sewing. :)

Louise said...

This is so RAD! I love everything about it. Clever you too multi tasking!

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