Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Market Bag

I have so much fabric in my "sewing" room (which is actually my dining room - except we've only actually "dined" in that room once in 6 1/2 years of living in this house) that I love it when I find quick easy projects that use up some of that extra fabric. Besides, if I can use up what I have, then I can buy more! That's half the fun!
So, I'd had this idea of making a market bag for awhile now and just yesterday decided to whip one up while my son was sleeping. We'd had a rough morning of puking "plus", which all started at I was blurry eyed and needing a sewing fix, or a nap, but sewing was calling me.
I used instructions that I had picked up somewhere for free at Joann's or some other store. I'm planning to make a few more to toss in my car and I swear I'll use my new fabric grocery sacks instead of choosing between paper or plastic. Even though I prefer paper.....all those plastic bags drive me nuts. But, they do make good containers for stinky diapers, which I've changed my fair share of lately!
Next bag I'm going to make a few changes. Such as making the handles a little bit longer. I'd also like to mix up the fabric more and add some of my vintage touches. I'll have to keep in mind though that these bags will probably get dirty and treated badly, so I'll have to be sure whatever I add will hold up.
This bag whipped up in about 1 1/2 hours, so easy. I'll share the instructions with you another time. It's a great versatile bag that you could tweak lots of different ways.


amandatonagel said...

You've been really busy lately with all your crafting and sewing! Good for you!

Charlie & Susan said...

Maybe we could do this for club next time! i love it! We have to get together soon...miss you.

Jennifer said...

What a great idea... I bought a couple that I use but they're not cute at all. I want one!

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