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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 773331 times)
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« Reply #540 on: April 05, 2008 09:08:34 AM »

I really like the patterns of all those bags! Great job, ....share the tute? Shocked
Check the first post.
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« Reply #541 on: April 05, 2008 04:26:38 PM »

whoa rmember_myreply, those bags are awesome!  Are they made using Fat Quarters?

no, i found out if you ask for a 1/2 yard cut, open it, and fold it like a "hot dog" (the long way) then in half the other way (where the crease is), then line up the fold with the fold of your pattern, making sure the cut out middle part is facing the middle fold, then you can cut out the bag, and use the middle part as your pocket, and there are NO scraps! woo hoo! (i hate scraps because i hate throwing them away)

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« Reply #542 on: April 05, 2008 05:56:50 PM »

I am definitely going to give your hotdog cut and fold method a try tomorrow - very ingenious!
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« Reply #543 on: April 05, 2008 06:22:11 PM »


no, i found out if you ask for a 1/2 yard cut, open it, and fold it like a "hot dog" (the long way) then in half the other way (where the crease is), then line up the fold with the fold of your pattern, making sure the cut out middle part is facing the middle fold, then you can cut out the bag, and use the middle part as your pocket, and there are NO scraps!


Oh wow.  That is so cool. 
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« Reply #544 on: April 05, 2008 07:03:46 PM »

I was wondering how much fabric you had to use... so it takes that much fabric huh?  And that is only the outside or the liner, isn't it.... so technically you need 1 yard total to make a bag and the liner.

*Scurries to craft room to see what fabrics she has 1/2 yards of*
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« Reply #545 on: April 05, 2008 07:29:35 PM »

Well, I tried this tutorial today ... and didn't do so well Sad  I think I missed a step because my handles turned out inside-out but everything else was right-side-out.  :/  I blame DH for being on my computer while I was trying to make the bag.  Wink
I also used a heavy fabric - it was my old sofa's slip cover.  I will definitely be using a light weight fabric next time.  I broke a needle trying to sew the straps in half.  DH mocked my "tarp bag" because of it's weight.
But I am super excited to try this again ... it's also an excuse to take a trip to the fabric store Cheesy
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« Reply #546 on: April 07, 2008 06:28:49 AM »

hippie kender, the joke will be on your husband when he has to carry the tarp Bag full of canned goods! hee.


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« Reply #547 on: April 07, 2008 06:55:22 AM »

So I used my reusable shopping bag for the first time today - to see how much they hold. The cashier gave me a bit of a sneer but the bagger guy was thrilled.  He said that he loads them up.  I told him I wanted to see how much that baby could hold - he put 14 things in there - all of my cold stuff, 4 ears of corn included.  I am definitely going to be making more of these bags!
I am completely sold on them!
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« Reply #548 on: April 07, 2008 07:47:14 AM »

hippie kender, the joke will be on your husband when he has to carry the tarp Bag full of canned goods! hee.

Heehee, I like the way you think!  Wink
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« Reply #549 on: April 07, 2008 08:40:26 AM »

I tried as much as I could and I was totally unable to get my bag in to the pocket... 

Hey ya Craftydeb,
SOMEWHERE on this incredibly popular thread are the instructions to folding the bag into itself WITHOUT the outside pocket. 
 
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