If you’re wondering what this is all about, I’ve joined my bloggy friend Cynthia from The Sewing Dork, and her friend Michelle from Until Wednesday Calls for Sew What!, a summer sew-along. Participants pick their fabric and tackle the challenge projects. The fourth project is to make something to carry something else – a tote.
I made a set of shopping bags! Green and responsible, slapped together from stash fabric acquired from WallyWorld last summer when they closed the fabric department and put EVERYTHING on sale for FIFTY CENTS a yard. I bought bolts of this stuff.
Love them! How fancy schmancy with the toile fabric, and they’re lined with a pink striped fabric. I made a dozen bags, enough to schlep several weeks worth of groceries from the store to home. I was trying out my new bias foot for the sewing machine on the handle trim. It didn’t work as amazingly as I hoped, so I need to unpick and resew the binding. You can see where the edges are a little wonky if you zoom in. On second thought, don’t zoom in. Just admire my thriftiness and super stylish grocery bags.
That spiffy mesh produce bag? Nope. Didn’t make that. I also have a dozen of those, but they were a gift from my equally adamant-about-green-living Mom.