Monday, April 12, 2010

Going Green--Reusable grocery shopping bag

     I feel a little bit guilty every time I get home from the grocery store and empty my pile plastic grocery bags and add them to my stash.   I do reuse those bags for other things, but I have a lot of them and I don't need them all.  I started out recently by asking for no bags for things I can carry--like if I am only getting a few items at a store or with gallons of milk.   A few weeks ago one of my SIL showed me this tutorial that was perfect for me and my many extra bags issue. :)  ---Reusable shopping totes made from sheets.  I didn't follow the tutorial all the way, but used it as a guide.

     I didn't have any old sheets lying around so when I was at the thrift center I browsed the linen section and found a flat sheet that I fell in love with!  I don't know the size, but it is bigger than a twin so I think that I can get 3 or 4 bags from one sheet.

I threw a book and a few stamps sets in to show how roomy it is.  If you click to enlarge, please ignore all the threads hanging--I was so excited to take pictures I didn't stop to cut them all first! 

 I realized how useful it is when I threw a bunch of envelopes in it to go mail them at the post office and I decided it makes a nice regular tote too. :)

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Laura said...

What a cute idea!

I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party starting on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

Kayla said...

I love that fabric! I definitely need to make one of these. Thanks for sharing!

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That is awesome I love the print!!

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh I love your fabric! You are so talented! wish I had time to scrap, enjoy your weekend!


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