Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shopping Bags!

For Susan's wedding shower, I wanted to make her some shopping bags. I've had the fabric for these for... 3 years? (So actually, I've been meaning to make her some bags forever, but the shower was a good motivator).

I ended up finishing them early in the morning with a baby alternately wrapped around my legs and sitting on my lap. (I timed myself as I was making them, got the last one sewn in 12 minutes!)

That's how easy they are to make. Here's a good tutorial. (It's a little fancier than mine-I don't have a pocket, and I just use webbing for the handles, or, as it was with these, whatever bits of anything that I had laying around. Some webbing, some ribbon, etc.)

They are truly lovely to shop with. So much nicer than plastic.


Susan said...

They really really are. Thanks again!

Roach Momma said...

Love the fabric! Now I feel like shopping... :)

Melanie said...

I know you're a swift sewer, but 12 minutes? I think it takes me that long just to get to my sewing room and remember why I went down there!

They are lovely!

In the Mix said...

Lovely! My shopping bags are positively drab next to these. :)

Jeanette said...

Great bags!