reusable grocery bags

March 31, 2011

I am participating in my first swap!  I joined in the latest round of the potholder pass that Amy organizes.  This time you can choose to make a potholder, a reusable grocery bag or both.  I chose to make a bag.  So, of course, I had to make a practice one for us!  :)  Here is what I came up with!



It is Keyka Lou's easy reusable grocery bag pattern.  It is so simple and fun to construct.  She uses a method that I had never tried to box the corners and I liked it.  It is a little less structured but I think it really works for this style.  I used my flower applique pattern for the front.  I wanted to use osnaburg (unbleached cotton) for the outside of the bag but it is too plain for my taste and the flower added just the right amount of embellishment, I think.  :)


If you haven't used osnaburg before, it's great!!!  It gives a similar look that linen gives but is so much easier to sew!  It isn't slinky so you don't get all the shifting that you get with linen.  Besides that, it is a lot cheaper!  It is a little less refined but I think that makes me like it more! 


I am off to make more grocery bags!




13 comments:

  1. It's so cute!
    I need to make some of those....

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  2. Very cute flower! I am in the swap too! For just the grocery bag! I am having such a hard time figuring out what fabrics to use!

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  3. Thanks for saying you joined and not that I twisted your arm to join :) Happy bag sewing!

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  4. I love it and of course I love the flower!!!I'll have to try the osnaburg.

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  5. Beautiful! Feel free to send one my way!! :P xoxo

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  6. LOVE that flower on your bag! What a great way to use up scrappies too!

    Adorable as always <3

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  7. love the bag and I have never tried osnaburg! was just at joann's today and wish i had read your post first. shoot! Cute flower.

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  8. I love osnaburg! When I first started sewing and spotted it at Hobby Lobby for the first time, I thought it was linen. I eventually found out I was mistaken but enjoy using it for lots of projects.

    Great job on the bag!

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  9. Amy, everything you make is adorable!! I have never heard of osnaburg, but I do have tons of linen that was given to me... and yes, it shifts all over the place. Heading to Joann's this weekend, so I'll have to check it out. Also, I'll have to click your link above to find out what a swap/potholder pass is all about :-) {still learning!}.
    Your flower is the best!!
    ~Tammy

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  10. Love your bag! I joined the swap also, my first online one, so excited to get started.

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  11. Your bag looks adorable, Amy!

    I was just at the fabric store looking for unbleached cotton and noticed some osnaburg with the huge selection of different muslins. I've never used it, but it is good to know it is easier to sew than linen.

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  12. This is such a good idea. They turned out great too! I really like the look of the osnaburg fabric.

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