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« on: August 04, 2007 09:16:58 PM »

So before this contest came out i had planned to make my own grocery bags. Why? Well where i live my local markets believe strongly in the double bag and as little  as possible in a bag theory. I usually ask my stores to please single bag and stuff in as much as possible in each bag. This request never went well for me, one time they actually triple bagged my items. I decided after looking at my mountain (yes a mountain) of bags that i needed to make my own and here is my first bag i plan to make about 4.......



This is a close up of the corner of my bag. It is an iorn on i made,and i felt the need to put it here because i know my stores will fight me when i hand them the fabric bags, but now i'll say see this is a grocery bag!

I plan to fight for my right to use fabric!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007 09:19:37 PM »

That's so cute! I love the fabric and the iron on detail is cool. I know I plan to use the self checkout a lot so I don't have to fight with the stores over the bags.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 09:19:41 PM »

I love it!  Your town sounds like my town, totally lame on the recycling, and green aspect.  "What? You brought your own bag?!  FREAK." 

My favorite part is the iron on!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 09:45:55 PM »

The iron-on is cute. I feel really fortunate to live in a big city with a Wild Oats and several indie grocery stores. The clerks at Wild Oats give you a funny look if you don't bring your own bag, and the indies will do anything you want, because they actually appreciate your business and want to keep you happy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007 11:09:25 PM »

Good for you!  You must not live in England... Here you have to fight for your right to use plastic... nah it's very good, there is a very big push at the moment to either reuse your bags or bring in cloth ones to save the environment, I'm pretty sure if your supermarket were here, they'd close it down due to it's carbon footprint... Wink

p.s. the bag is fabulous!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007 05:32:15 AM »

Great bag, I love the fabric you used.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007 06:25:16 AM »

The supermarket here is exactly the same way! The last time I went, I bought a candle in a glass jar, and the woman double bagged just the candle. We didn't even fill the shopping cart with groceries, but when we put our bagged groceries back in the cart to take to the car, the cart was full. It amazes me at just how much space the bags take up! I'm very eager to make my own bags!

Your bag is just gorgeous. I love the fabric and the iron on. Great work! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007 07:00:14 AM »

that's awesome. i work at a trader joe's and sooo many customers come in with either their own bags or their old paper ones to reuse. it makes me happy.

i adore the colors you used!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007 10:01:57 AM »

First of all i do want to stick up for my community a little. I live in a very religious area and people are a few years behind with things. I still can find music tapes in stores here. They local markets also employ disabled people a lot as baggers, but still with that said i think they should be trained  not double bag. My Trader Joes and Whole foods is awesome about bags though.
Second i want everyone to know that i scored with fabric recently at IKEA! Who knew Ikea was selling fabric now. When i saw their fabric bolts i almost fainted in the store. It is all a heavy fabric but perfect for bags!
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007 10:34:13 AM »

I love th.e pattern on the fabric. Thanks for the photos
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