Thursday, October 13, 2016

reusable grocery bags

Have you seen the craze for reusable grocery bags on pinterest and IG?  They're definitely the way to go if you don't like the plastic stacking up.  

After some research, I found that I liked this pattern made by "michellepattern" the best:

Michelle's Patterns PDF Grocery Bag Pattern

Michelle's pattern has 3 different options.  The finished sizes are:

small - 12" x 10" x 4"
medium- 13" x 12" x 5"
large- 14" x 14" x 6"

The medium is the size of a grocery store bag, but I prefer mostly large for the grocery store, and a few medium for heavier items.

(both medium)

 The bottom of the bag is sewn in such a way that it opens up. (large)

The great part of this project, is that you can use all those cute fabrics that you bought a long time ago but never put into a quilt because the design in the print was too big.

I've been trying to think of other uses for such a cute bag.  You should definitely keep one in your car!

And you should make them for your kids and grandkids for halloween bags, matching their costume, of course.

Or for a ballet bag.  

Or put them in a basket by your back door so you don't forget them.

What else do you use bags for?  I feel like I'm becoming a bag lady!


  1. Yours turned out great thanks for the recommendation on the tutorial!

  2. My favourite pattern too!!! They make great gifts :)


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