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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 934307 times)
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« Reply #830 on: January 26, 2010 06:09:09 PM »

That's fantastic! I hope their new home uses them a lot - nobody really needs any more plastic bags. D: And, your new avatar is scary.  Grin Tongue
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« Reply #831 on: January 26, 2010 06:26:49 PM »

Our mayor is trying to enact a plastic bag ban, but it keeps getting held up somewhere. Hopefully she can push it through!

And, my new avatar is my old avatar with some "enhancements." I think it finally shows what the expression on the frog's face means Wink I think he should have a little sound clip with a froggy version of Mr. Burns (from The Simpsons) favorite expression, 'Excellent!'
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« Reply #832 on: January 28, 2010 09:23:18 AM »

Plastic bags serve a purpose, y'know.  Kitty litter clean up.  Doggie poo glove/bag.  Yucky stuff.  Wet stuff.  I re-use them. 
FYI:  Have made lots of the fabric bags and love them with a longer strap/handle.  
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« Reply #833 on: January 30, 2010 09:14:09 PM »

Very nice !!!
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« Reply #834 on: February 09, 2010 08:45:33 PM »

Here's a tutorial I've made, that is nowhere near as great as this one. It has bag-rack tabs on it.

So, I hope that you have a look, anyways.

Did you know that if you used a (single) reusable bag, 2 times a week, you would use 104 fewer plastic bags each year?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311421.0

Have a look, and maybe, even give it a try.  (I hope that this isn't against the rules.)
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« Reply #835 on: February 19, 2010 12:26:08 AM »

I feel so stupid!! Ive been trying to follow the tutorial and i get confused with the handles and what the heck the picture is showing..I pinned the main fabric and sewed that..now do i push that down and sew the lining handles together? Sorry for asking something that seems so simple but i just cant get it Smiley

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« Reply #836 on: February 19, 2010 08:53:20 PM »

I feel so stupid!! Ive been trying to follow the tutorial and i get confused with the handles and what the heck the picture is showing..I pinned the main fabric and sewed that..now do i push that down and sew the lining handles together? Sorry for asking something that seems so simple but i just cant get it Smiley

thanks!!

When you sew the main fabric, it should just be a straight shot to sew the lining, too (since the main and lining fabrics are already sewn together on one edge).  It's a little awkward, and you may have to fiddle with it, but it works.
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« Reply #837 on: February 21, 2010 02:56:30 PM »

It is kind of confusing the very first time you do it, I know, once you've got it - you've got it! 

I sew the handles first - one set of the outside fabric and the inside fabric, right sides together. 
Down the outsides of each handle, and around the neckline/opening u-shaped-curve, clip the curves.
Put aside and do the same for the other set of outside fabric and lining. 

Once you've got both sets together, I attach the handles by the alternate method someone posted:
Turn one of the sets right side out and tuck its handles inside the handles of the inside out one. 
Put the right sides together of the lining, and right sides together of the outside fabric.
Sew around (not across!) the handle tops: basically put the sewing machine foot just inside the handle openings on the two layers of lining, go in a circle around each handle. Its a little slow and finicky, but not bad.  Do this for each handle.

Open out, and lay right sides together of outside fabric, right sides together of lining.
Get the handles out of the way, towards the middle, and zoom up one side, sewing outside fabric to outside, and continuing across sewing lining to lining.  Do the other side. 

Open so it up so the pretty outside fabric is out, and lining tucked inside. 
(Fold in side gussets here, if you want them.)
Sew across the bottom and trim close to seam. 
Turn inside out, sew across the bottom again, hiding the rough edges within the seam allowance. 
Done!

Here's hoping a slightly different description made something click in your head, and good luck!
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« Reply #838 on: February 21, 2010 11:59:00 PM »

Thanks for the replies!! I'm going to try it again tomorrow Smiley
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« Reply #839 on: April 23, 2010 08:18:28 AM »

I'm so gonna do this later today (after my nap!) This is the first bag tutorial I've seen that I understand. Yay!  Grin

Will have to track down an old plastic bag somehow though, haven't used them in a very long time.
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