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« on: September 05, 2008 04:46:52 PM »

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday so I made her a set of grocery totes...

I realize they don’t look like they are very big laying there like that so I filled one up. It held 10 boxes of crackers, cocoa mix, Hamburger Helper, and such…

I think she’ll be super pleased. Monday she was talking about the ones I gave her several months ago, but they were the ones modeled after plastic grocery bags and they’re not great for carrying boxed foods, so these will be much better for her! I bought the fabric at a Dollar General store, it was 2 yards for $5, who would have thought that they'd be selling fabric there!!! Now I need to get off my butt and make myself some.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008 05:11:11 PM »

$5 for two yards!!!  Thats super awesome!  We dont have fabric at our dollar generals here.  And Ive checked!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008 05:59:43 PM »

Great job!  And I love the fabric.   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008 12:25:19 AM »

Nice bags, they look very useful!
I'm curious, is that seatbelt webbing?  Where did you acquire it if it is?
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008 08:59:06 AM »

That is just some thick wide ribbon that I picked up at a yardsale a long time ago, but when I order webbing I order it from www.strapworks.com
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008 06:27:52 PM »

Did you use a pattern? If so, where did you get it?
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008 06:41:49 PM »

Not really,they're a basic square bottomed bag, they're not lined so I serged the edges and to make sure the handles would hold up I stitched them way down the front and back of the bag.

My MIL was super pleased, she thought I'd bought them and when I said something about having the fabric for 3 months and not getting around to sewing them until the day before I gave them to her she was shocked!!! She said something about how well I was sewing and I had to laugh at it being such an easy project for her to be impressed.

Oh, and I still don't have my own made ROFL!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008 06:48:55 PM »

Great bags!  You did a wonderful job! I'm sure your mother will be happy to use these and proud as well!  Did you use a pattern?  Or can you tell us what the dimensions are? 

Thanks for sharing, lovely bags!
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008 06:53:23 PM »

Here is a tutorial for a similar bag... http://craftywench.typepad.com/knittingwench/2007/07/very-easy-tote-.html
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008 03:55:39 AM »

They came out very nice - and thanks for the webbing link... Now I have to run out to the fabric store to see how much I normally pay for it...!  They have a MUCH nicer variety that's for sure!
The last bag I did similar to that I have gotten lazy - I do line them but do the french seams on the bottom.  I fell in love with those french seams after doing the singlets!
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