Regular readers to the blog know I enjoy the low waste life style. Using up little bits of fabric for quilts or refashioning old clothes is just the tip of the ice berg for me. For the past year I've been trying to cut out the extra garbage that comes into the house in the form of freebies, paper towels, cling wrap and plastic grocery bags. That last one is a big annoyance to me. With each trip to the store I could bring up to a half dozen noisy pieces of plastic into the house.
Now that I've given you the pitch - I hope your convinced that making this bag is a good idea ;) I made a little pattern (if the website says the server is offline you can still download the pattern by clicking the little 'download this image' button below the big triangle...not to worry the file is still available!) to help you follow along with the measurements, click through to view and print - I'll wait ;) Once you've got the pattern let's gather up some supplies.
- Supplies you'll need to make the tote:
1 yard of heavier weight fabric, or any good quality quilting fabric
43" single fold bias tape
Small piece (1") Velcro
Start by cutting out the 5 pieces that make up the folded tote. You'll need 1 front, 1 back, 1 pocket and 2 handles.
|Monty helps me sew!|
Thanks for checking out my tutorial for this handy-dandy tote...I hope you make one and use it next time you're at the grocery store!