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Topic: Pears 'n Apples Reusable Grocery Bag  (Read 2810 times)
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« on: February 13, 2009 01:13:17 PM »

This is what I put together this morning. Smiley
It's 12x12 and the handles are 18x1.  Cheesy
It's also interfaced with Pellon 987F fusible fleece. Awesome stuff.



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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009 01:56:33 PM »

Really cute!  Love the fabrics!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009 02:23:47 PM »

Nice work.  great fabric.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009 02:56:09 PM »

Oh I love it! I'm looking to make almost the exact bag but with the pears fruit basket fabric.  In fact I was poking around this forum looking for interface suggestions. I want to make sure the handles are pretty strongly hooked, too.  Did you use a heavyweight thread?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009 03:47:03 PM »

Hi,  This is really pretty.  I love the fabric.  I've never heard of Pellon  fusible fleece, but it looks like interesting stuff.  Will Google it.  Well done. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009 05:09:46 PM »

Hey thanks for all the comments.  Cheesy

I found out about this interfacing when I went poking around in the discussions & questions part of this forum. I think I went way back to page 7 or 9 or something. Anyway, one person mentioned how this particular interfacing worked for her and it sounded good to me so I bought some of the packaged stuff and tried it on a tea wallet. I liked how it gave it some shape and also a bit of padding so I went to Joann's and bought 2 1/2 yards of it from the bolt.  Grin I love it.

I actually used a quilting thread for this bag. So yeah, it's strong all around.  Smiley

The only thing is that....I tested it today when I went to get some groceries and I've found that it is way too small...at least for what I had in mind. It fits a half gallon of milk, a 10.5 oz. box of cereal, and a 15 oz. package of Chips Ahoy. Well, that's all you need in life, right?  Cheesy Alas, I'm going to play around with the size a bit more.

Thanks again for the wonderful comments!

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009 07:11:03 PM »

Your bag is lovely!  So cute.  Sorry it didn't fit all your groceries, though.  Well, it gives you an excuse to make another bag.  And you can still use this one for the smaller items.  Anyway, great job!  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009 06:59:21 AM »

Thank you.

I'm definitely going to make another one. I think this one would be my shopping bag when I go to Joann's and Michael's and stuff. It doesn't work for groceries but for crafty stuff, it's just the size! Besides, it can work as a limiter too on how much I buy because it won't fit all that much.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009 08:34:01 AM »

Great size.. what dimensions did you cut your fabric? And it looks like you have about a 2" depth?

Love the fabric, where did you find it?

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009 07:21:32 PM »

Thanks! It does have a 2" depth, roughly, I always forget to measure depth.  Roll Eyes

I started out with the fabrics at 14x15 and the handles were 18x3...so I guess they're a bit less than 18 on the tote now. Next time I'll make the straps a bit wider...it was a pain in the butt turning them inside out after sewing them.

I actually found the fabric at Joann's. The pears 'n apples is a Keepsake Calico that I got at 30% off and the lining was ...cotton; I believe it was a nursery print actually. Or at least that's where the bolt was.  Cheesy

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