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on: July 15, 2019 08:00:11 PM 
Started by hat-and-bag-lady, Message by hat-and-bag-lady
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I saw an attractive pillowcase when I was looking at the Salvation army (resale shop) for a sheet to use for the Reusable kitchen garbage bag. (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458679.0)

I had the vague thought I could make a shopping bag from it. Since it wasn't expensive, I bought it with the sheet I'd chosen.



I thought about and planned it while it was"resting". I decided it could have just a facing in the handles, rather than lining the entire bag. Thinking on it further, I wondered if the top fold could be unfolded and used for the inside facing.

When I decided that the fabric was well enough "rested", I took the shears to it. I cut off the top fold. I opened the top fold, and found that it would be plenty enough for the facing I planned.

Using a plastic shopping bag for the pattern, I cut out the handles. Then, I did the same in the top fold.

I decided to use the"Singlet Style Shopping Bag" tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0 )
following Her Crafty Majesty's instructions, mostly, I attached the facing to the bag.
I attempted to sew the bag handles together first: but, discovered that the facing had to be inside the bag when I sewed the top of the handles together. After seam-ripping, I was able to sew the handles together. Then I topstitched, which held down the facing.
Last of all, I boxed the bottom. To finish it, I sewed the triangle to the bottom seam.







So, what do you think, Craftsters? A good idea, not so much, or somewhere in between?
 
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