Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reusable Shopping Bags

These bags were made from Burda Style Charlie Bag pattern which can be found here for free. 
I love free patterns almost as much as I like
"keeping it Green"
Of course I've made some modifications to the pattern, like the box bottom.   For the box bottom, I just cut out a 2 1/2" square from each corner, pin together, matching side and bottom seams, lay flat and sew across the diagonal and you get a box.  I find this method to be the easiest and most accurate.  Lined bags are fun because they add a contrasting fabric to make them look more stylish and it makes them stronger.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag

Going to make some of these "Charlie Reusable Grocery Bags" today. I try to use reusable bags as much as possible, but the ones I use for grocery shopping are too big to take along everywhere. These bags are meant to be folded up very small and fit in your purse. You can download this pattern for FREE at BurdaStyle.

BurdaStyle-Charlie Reusable Grocery Bag