Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finished with Fabric Shopping Bags

I finished sewing the fabric shopping bags, which I posted about here. And now you see them all lined up in the photo above. These bags will go in the Project Santa boxes that are delivered to people in our community. Thanks to the great idea of Harmony, and the consultation with Teresa of The Green Bag Lady, they all went together quite easily.
I actually had quite a lot of fun sewing these. They go together quite easily, and I'm sure I'll be making more of my own now.
I think I was channeling the Green Bag Lady while I was sewing! I used her pattern, which can be found on her website, with just a little bit of tweaking for my purposes. It's a very simple, straightforward pattern. You should definitely check it out.

It feels great to have a big project like this (26 bags sewn) all completed and delivered.


  1. Good job Jan! You are so good to use your talents this way.

  2. They are lovely! Now, the ball (or bag in this case) is in my court to create info hang tags to explain why fabric bags are better than plastic bags. My goal is to complete the tags this week so that I can deliver the bags next week. Thanks MissesStitches for making this vision a reality!!!

  3. You are very welcome, Harmony. I'm glad you had this idea, and I'm happy to have sewn the bags. Made me find out just how simple to sew they really are! Let me know when you have your next great idea...

  4. Yay Jan! They look GREAT! Love the Harmony ones!

    They are addicting to make, watch out, you might make a 1000 or so. . .

  5. Oh, Teresa, you may just be right. I love your idea about making them for gift wrapping! They are so easy to make!