Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cloth Grocery bags


Ok, so I'm going to admit, I'm not doing this to save the earth, so don't give me undeserved respect. With the whole fuss about "saving the earth" one bag at a time, I have been observing cloth grocery bags. They are so much better comfort wise! I hate carrying my bag of cans, almost dropping them, with a hole getting bigger and bigger. I hate plastic bags that always get holes in them; cloth bags don't stretch, or get holes, they are sturdy and strong, and have handles!!!! So- I made 5 grocery bags out of a light blue canvas material that I got from Joann's, 50 percent off of 4.00, making it 2 dollars a yard, then an employee discount of 30% off- making it, $1.40 a yard! And this was 63 wide fabric, even better! So I made 5 grocery bags the size of Winco brown bags with handles, and left enough fabric left over to make some small pillows for my couches that will coordinate perfectly with that room. I've already used them at the grocery store and at the library, I loved it!

4 comments:

Sharon/mom said...

I have felt the same way about wanting to make bags because they would be so much better Although, the hippie in me has long felt guilty. So my request is this, while you are working there at Joannes, could you buy me some great cloth like that? enough to make 5-6 bags when the fabric is cheap and the strong kind? I will of course pay you for it and make my own bags. They look awesome!!! love you, cant' wait to see you in just 5 days!!!!

Danielle and Clayton said...

THat's awesome! I love them! They are so cool and even if you aren't trying to save the world, I still think it's great. I swear, everyday the hippie roots are coming out stronger and stronger. Today I watchced the first half of Pochahontas, and I kid you not- I totally was thinking, "Man, we really do need to become more in tune iwth the earch." Hmmm anyway. I like the bags a lot. I cant wait to see you!

Paul & Patty said...

I just had to check out your creative space. The napkins are great and I love all of the things that you have done with different things to make them look beautiful. I have been using some of my bags from home to grocery shop and Winco our grocery store actually gives you a ten cent credit per bag. I am going to make some more bags because like you I hate the way the plastic bags are always tearing. Have a great time at your family reunion. Bye now. Patty

Lizzie said...

Those look way cool. I would love it just because they wouldn't break that way, and would be stronger. Danielle's comment about Pocahontas is funny. = )