Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reusable Grocery Bag

Sew4Home is a website that I check every day.  Literally, I check it every day.  It takes me all of 2 minutes to click to the site and see if there is anything that strikes my fancy.  I get sad on the weekends when I go to it and realize that it's the weekend and they've posted nothing.  But then I get happy because it's the weekend and...okay, enough already!  A month ago I checked it and was immediately interested in creating the tutorial that they had featured.  It was a reusable grocery bag.  I also knew who was going to be the lucky (I'm assuming she likes it) recipient of my try at this tutorial - my friend Amy (her birthday was last week).  I went to Joann's when they had their big Presidents Day sale and picked out some fabric that I felt said, "AMY" and then I went to town!
front

side

top (I added some "groceries" from my pantry)

And then I decided to take it one step further...I executed the good ol' wax paper method and cut out Amy's initials to add to the side of the bag.  Amy's a southern woman and kindred spirit who appreciates anything with her monogram on it!
Ta-Da!  
What do you think?  Let me tell you, I made a mistake here and there, but it's my first try.  This seriously was not a difficult tutorial to follow and I suggest that everyone get out there and make them self (or someone they know) a reusable grocery bag!


I've linked this project to these parties:

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I got a sewing machine for Christmas and need to start putting it to good use. I need to look for this tutorial. And what is the wax paper method? That monogram looks perfect!

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  2. You did such an AWESOME job! How long have you been sewing?? It seriously looks store bought! And the monogram just tops it all off. I, too, wanna know more about the "Wax paper method." And I totally need to check out this tutorial website!

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  3. I obviously love it because its my blue color, has my monogram on it, and was handmade by you! I already used it today! Thanks for being thoughtful!

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  4. i love it! you are so crafty Kari!

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  5. I didn't know you MADE THAT!! I saw you give it to her on Saturday but I had no idea how special it was. SUPER cool, girlfriend, super cool...

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  6. AMAZING!! and please, inform us of this wax paper method!! is that fabric paint?

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  7. I like to make these as gifts. I find that this size bag is useful for so much more than groceries!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  8. Great bag - and what a nice touch to add the monogram letters to the side!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  9. I LOVE this - I'm a Southerner too and appreciate the monogram on everything. I think it definitely makes this bag!

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  10. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. love your pattern and monogram combo. Great colors. Great design. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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