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Topic: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag w Pattern (like the plastic shopping bag)  (Read 884397 times)
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« Reply #710 on: November 11, 2008 11:23:33 PM »

This is ingenious! I think I'm going to make my mom and my aunt a huge pile of these, they always complain how each and every one of their shopping bags are lost. This is really cool and green idea, thank you so muc for the tute!

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« Reply #711 on: November 12, 2008 02:49:20 AM »

I love these bags I have made myself a dozen have been using them for nearly a year and they are still as good as the day I made them. I get so many compliments about them and asked where did I get them and I proudly say "I made them"  Grin 
« Reply #712 on: November 13, 2008 10:32:28 PM »

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial.  Smiley I finally found a use for my vintage fabric. I got a box of fabric at the thrift store for $2.00 and there was 8 yards of this in there.  I don't think my DH likes the idea of bring of your own bag. He said he would stay at home if I bring those bags.  Roll Eyes  Here's mine.  Smiley
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« Reply #713 on: November 13, 2008 11:28:27 PM »

I love that fabric.
You may save some money for more fabric if DH stays at home so not all bad.
« Reply #714 on: November 17, 2008 05:43:58 AM »

I love that fabric, Gatchley!  Your bag looks great.

It surprises me that there are places where bringing your own bag is still weird.  I live in a city, so most people at our neighborhood grocery store bring their own bags (since fabric bags are so much easier to carry when walking home with groceries).  Even when I go out to the big store in the suburbs, I would estimate that about half of the people bring their own.  I hope the habit doesn't take too long to catch on everywhere!

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« Reply #715 on: November 17, 2008 08:23:29 AM »

Very Cute.  I loved the tutorial...very detailed.  I'm bookmarking it right now!
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« Reply #716 on: November 20, 2008 09:44:07 AM »

After a little trial and error I figured out to make these by combing the various hints and help from the various posters on this board! I have about 6 made and about 10 more to go for Christmas presents. I'm thinking of trying to sell a few. I get a lot of compliments from shoppers when I use my first 2 "demos". They both have a few mistakes in them, but work very well!

Thanks so much to everyone! This is a great project! I can whip one out in an hour if you combine the cutting and sewing together. Not bad for a beginner sewer.

Here are the 7 made so far - I have 5 cut out and waiting and about 5 yards of different fabric waiting to be cut!

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« Reply #717 on: November 26, 2008 08:37:55 AM »

Just curious, has anyone tried to sew slits in the handles so the slide over the metal racks the stores have to hold their bags?  I might try it on my next batch, a long buttonhole is all you'd need.  (Long enough to fit at different stores.)  I've been using the ones I already made and usually just slide the bag handles over the metal rack but they seem to kind of slide off or not stay open. 

« Reply #718 on: November 26, 2008 07:55:05 PM »

i put little tabby loopy things on mine, the last time i made a pair. they slide over the prongs of the bagging frame the baggers have there. but they are really only useful when i use the self checkout- the baggers haven't hopped on board with them yet.


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« Reply #719 on: November 27, 2008 05:55:25 AM »

What a great idea.  I will have to try these

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