Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Bag

Well, I'm sick. Grrrrr.... It started this weekend and yesterday I finally accepted the fact that I have a very bad cold. After giving my final exam in the morning. I came home and just got in bed. I thought about sewing in the afternoon, but I just didn't feel like it. So that is how I know that I am really sick!

I do have something sewing related to share with you though. I made a Morsbag last week. Click on the link to go to their site for the pattern. It is really fast to make. My mom sent me an old fabric swatch sample she got from the free table at her guild. It was the perfect size to make one of these bag with and follows their philosophy of making these bags from recycled fabric.

I didn't order any labels from them because they would be shipped from the UK. I figured that printing my own would be more "green" than having them shipped to me. I just copied their logo, sized it myself to fit two across on a piece of prepared for printing fabric, and printed them. I think I got 10, maybe 12, labels on one sheet of fabric. I've only made one bag so far, but I have more thrifted fabric that I can use to make more later. I'm thinking about making these to take as door prizes to my guild meetings.

I also came across this little bag pattern last week. I haven't had a chance to make one yet (because I'm sick!) but I like the idea of taking fabric bags for your produce to the grocery store. I feel somewhat hypocritical taking fabric bags to put my groceries in but still using the little plastic produce bags provided in the produce section. I've seen other patterns that use organza type fabric and just a simple drawstring. I thought these were more stylish. Because they need to be stylish enough to go with my stylish grocery bags! LOL! I may not be the most stylishly dressed person in the store, but my bags are stylish! I get complements on them almost every time I use them which always makes a person feel good.


Melissa ;-) said...

I love my reusable shopping bags. I have bags for my produce made from netting with a draw string. I bought mine at the dollar store, but they'd be pretty easy to make, too!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Your bag is beautiful. I can never remember to take my reusable bags when I go shopping. I must try harder. But I do take the plastic bags back to WalMart for recycling.
Hope you're feeling better soon, Lynn.

Mama Pea said...

Great bag! I love that fabric. I keep my reusable bags in the car so I can remember them when I go to the store. But I still forget to get them out of the car. One store I liked had a sign in their parking lot, it said, "Did you remember your shopping bags?" That really helped me, surprisingly. Otherwise, I wouldn't remember until I got to the check out line....a little late.