Being environmentally friendly needn’t be boring. In fact, I want to share a tutorial with you today to make your own fabulous reusable shopping bag to make a mundane task a little easier on the eye.
This bag tutorial is the easiest I could come up with. Quick and simple with easy to follow steps – the way it should be! The end result is a sturdy shopping bag to house all your grocery purchases.
Let’s make some!
Shopping Bag Materials
- outer fabric
- lining fabric
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
Step 1 – Choose awesome fabric
Step 2 – Cut fabric and lining
Step 3 – Cut straps for handles
Step 4 – Sew fabric to lining with right sides facing each other along lines shown below
Step 5 – Pinch bottom angles together with seams meeting and sew
Step 6 – Sew straps then turn right side out
Step 7 – Turn bag right side out and pin a hem with handles inside of bag hem and sew
Step 8 – Pull handles up and out and sew a further reinforcing line around opening of bag
Step 9 – Voila! Your very own reusable shopping bags!
The finished product is practical, environmentally friendly, original, personal and of course fun! There are loads of fabulous fabrics to choose from at spotlight, eBay, etsy, you could even use some old curtain or linen fabrics to make your very own set of shopping bags if one is just not enough! Particularly if you love shopping like Catherine and I do! Be sure to share photos of your makes and the best places you have found your fabulous fabrics!!
To market, to market……..