Sunday, February 21, 2010

Simple Grocery Tote

I had a little spare time today and wanted to try a new pattern.  This is a grocery store tote....constructed exactly like the plastic sacks that the stores use.

  I carry re-usable totes with me whenever I shop.  The nice thing about this bag is how it folds flat.  It is super strong and super stuffable.

I think I may make a few of these for next year's Christmas presents.  Filled with farm fresh eggs and a loaf of home baked bread and a jar of homemade jam....what a great gift idea!  As busy as spring, summer and fall are on the farm...I am going to try to use the winter months to get a jump on next year's gift giving ideas.



kpaints said...

That turned out so adorable. I made one from some bright vintage hawaiian fabric about a year ago from the plastic bag for a swap. I wish I had kept it. So cute, I think I will make more too. Love the idea of the bread, jam etc. Have fun!

Michle said...

Love your bag. Where might I find the pattern.


Patricia said...

Love the fabric you used. That looks like a very quick project to complete. Very cool.

Autumn said...

Very good idea,Bev!!!
On my way to the sewing room!!!

Jill In PA said...

What a great idea! I love the chicken fabric. Who is the fabric manufacturer?


Jamie said...

Love the idea of making some as a gift and then adding homemade bread and jelly. Hope you don't mind if I steal that idea :)Thanks for sharing.

Katmom said...

yep, luv those totes...I just picked up two from a local crafter..& plan to put them to good use!
Yours turned out soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

wonderful idea...a gift anyone would appreciate

Memaw's memories said...

I love the tote, and the chicken design is great. And a great gift besides.

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