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« on: October 11, 2008 08:35:33 PM »

Does anyone else feel guilty when they use the plastic grocery bags now?  If I forget my fabric bag I try to cram as much into each plastic bag as I possibly can so I use as few as possible.  This usually turns out to be a bad idea since fabric grocery bags are so much more sturdy than the plastic ones.  But on to the pictures...

With Halloween coming up I decided to use some of my pirate fabric with sculls and cross-swords.

They fit so much stuff!

Everything I needed for chili fit into one bag.  12 pounds=lots of chili.

Such a ham.  I can't get the camera out without him ending up in one of the photos.

I may be shoving ice cream, chips, and beer into a bag, but at least I'm doing something good for the planet, right?  That makes it ok.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008 08:46:32 PM »

I love these bags! And I love the fabrics you chose for yours. I always keep at least one in my purse ... I agree, they do hold a ton, and no split sides either.

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008 08:54:09 PM »

I've been meaning to make a few too!  I love your "dual fabric" - very cool!

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2008 09:03:16 PM »

Thanks! Um, I didn't have enough to make the front out of the pirate fabric so I had to improvise a little.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008 11:41:06 PM »

I totally have the same problem. I hate using new plastic bags but I always forget to bring my shopping tote because it's big and clumsy. I really really really have to make me a few of these and remember to bring them. Thanks for the motivation.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008 11:56:40 PM »

I love this bag.  Great job!

« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008 02:15:45 AM »

I love this shape bag!  I've been looking for a shopping tote that has a shape that I like.  Did you buy the pattern or find it online somewhere?

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008 04:30:06 PM »

enola- i used a grocery bag for a template.  Just cut one in half twice (so you have a quarter of the whole bag or half of one side) and cut out fabric.  I usually end up losing my template so I have to start over with a new plastic bag.  At least I'm using them for something, I guess...
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