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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 959702 times)
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« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2007 11:02:05 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial.  I made one the other day with a minimum of swearing (except the handles...one those pesky handles) and it came out lovely.  I used some rainbow striped canvas, so it is definitely heavy duty.  I'll use it for carrying my beer.

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« Reply #151 on: July 13, 2007 05:25:03 AM »

I made one and I think the hardest part was trying to turn it inside out when putting it away. I think my lining made the bag a bit too think. I came up with an alternative method of folding it all together. Instead of doing it all at once I just fold the sides toward the centre, turn the pouch inside out and then fold the rest to the bag in. It meant that I could get away with making the pouch a little small without it ripping the seams when I turned it inside out.

Next time I think thinner material might be a better idea  Roll Eyes

Thanks for the tutorial, it was easy to use once I got my head round it all.

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« Reply #152 on: July 13, 2007 08:00:27 AM »

wow.it looks great:)
« Reply #153 on: July 13, 2007 10:36:33 AM »

I made another one. This one is a mini version.  I used the smallest size of Walmart bags.
I think it's so cute.   Smiley

I was thinking about the mini-bags as well! I think they'd be the right size for my small kids and I think it would be helpful to make one to carry all the folded-up big ones. A hook on the pantry door could hold the mini-bag for collecting the big ones. (I'm on page 10 of the comments so someone else may have mentioned this without me realizing it - sorry if its already been said)

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« Reply #154 on: July 16, 2007 05:29:28 AM »

Thanks for the great tutorial. Mine turned out okay despite my complete lack of sewing skills Roll Eyes Now I know what I'm doing I'll definitely make more. Everyone's bags look so cute, especially the colourful ones Smiley

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« Reply #155 on: July 16, 2007 06:50:54 AM »

I don't think anyone else has said this yet -

The part about putting it into the pocket reminds me of a quillow (the quilt that packs up into its own pillow).
« Reply #156 on: July 16, 2007 09:10:09 AM »


You know what?? I'd wear your version on the 1st page as a bag, any dayCheesy lololol
« Reply #157 on: July 16, 2007 12:17:57 PM »

This tutorial and all the bags it has spawned are amazing!! I need to get on the bag train and make some of these. My boyfriend and I get a buttload of plastic bags whenever we go grocery shopping, and we end up re-using them, but not as fast as we collect them. That, and I have some pretty rockin' fabric I wouldn't mind using for this. Thanks for the tutorial, queenofdiy! Again, great job everybody! I'll post my bags soon!  Grin

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« Reply #158 on: July 16, 2007 01:18:26 PM »

Thanks for all your kind words everyone.   Cheesy

I don't think anyone else has said this yet -

The part about putting it into the pocket reminds me of a quillow (the quilt that packs up into its own pillow).

I used to make these years ago and that's where I got the idea from for making the pocket.  Wink 
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« Reply #159 on: July 16, 2007 04:06:01 PM »

Queenofdiy--  How would you go about making a bag for grocery/food items that tend to leak?  I was thinking about this on my way home from Rubio's with the omnipresent plastic bag.  They come from so many places!  I would hate to get grease on my pretty fabric bag... Cry

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