Eco friendly shopping bag?

jackierookeJune 3, 2008

New puter and I've lost the web site for making the easy shopping bags that are about the size of the Walmart plastic bags. I'm sick of those plastic bags and what they do to the planet! Anyone know the site I mean? They gave you the instructions and some "label" to make to put on them.

jackie

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marty_mo

Is this the one you are looking for?

Marty

Here is a link that might be useful: Shopping Bag

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 6:28AM
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jackierooke

Nope. I found that one on a google search but its not the one. Geez this is frustrating.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 6:40AM
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janice__indiana5

Hi Jackie! If you do a search here on the forum for TOTES, you will find several threads that have patterns. Maybe one of these will work.

Janice

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 10:24AM
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jackierooke

I found it! This is the one I was talking about.

Here is a link that might be useful: Morsbag tote

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 10:50AM
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bozogardener

Here is another site with free patterns.

Here is a link that might be useful: Handbag patterns

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 10:51AM
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scraphappy

I made the tote that marty mo mentioned - the "Classic Open Tote" and I love it! I made 5, and made them out of canvas-like material, and used belt webbing for handles. Those things would hold a ton! I've used them a few times in local groceries, and they're received well by the sackers. What's nice is the handles go all the way around, and reinforce the strength of the bag - not afraid to put alot of heavy stuff in them. Here's mine -

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 4:13PM
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calliope

Thank you Marty and Jackie! I have a three of the manufactured canvas grocery bags I love and have been planning on making more for large shopping trips and have been looking for just the right pattern. Both of those mentioned are great. I can stuff into just three of those bags what baggers usually used ten or fifteen plastic bags for.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 7:09PM
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svanessa

There's a good design for a shopping bag on Janome's site.
Our guild's challenge this year is to make a shopping bag, decorated/embellished any way you want. I'm thinking of doing a felted one, a free-motion machine embroidered one with dragonflies in sparkly thread and a glitzy one with iron on crystals and glitter. I may even make a normal one using cat fabrics or B&W's or florals or?...after all we usually bring home more than one bag of groceries don't we?

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Janome Shopping Bag

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 5:18PM
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lilyyao1_live_cn

There is a new material for eco friendly bags---bamboo fabric.More lighter,love it very much.

Here is a link that might be useful: www.greenbaghome.com

    Bookmark   February 19, 2011 at 2:51AM
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Carol_from_ny

I took my favorite paper bag with a handle cut it apart and made my own pattern.
Several of the manufactures of commercial patterns have patterns too that are very nice.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2011 at 12:38PM
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alabamajanet

Here's one that uses a plastic bag for a pattern. Janet

Here is a link that might be useful: shopping bag tote pattern

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 11:31AM
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