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Debbie Colgrove

A Sewable Gift Suggestion

By December 4, 2012

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Compact folding grocery bagI know the west coast is leaps and bounds ahead of the east coast when it comes to recycling. It's only recently that some of the stores and outlets in NY have no plastic bags at all for customers. You either bring your own bags or buy re-usable bags.  I commend the effort but I am one of those people who end up going back out to my car for my re-usable bags... I have them, I just never remember to bring them inside with me. I'm alright in some of the stores. I always have the  Compact, Fold Up, Fabric Grocery Bag in my purse. But I have only made myself the one so I still need the ones that are in the car. I know that I am not the only one who has a mental block to remembering to bring in the cloth grocery bags, so I am suggesting the Compact, Fold Up, Fabric Grocery Bag as gifts. I have a couple people I know would like to have half a dozen of them so I'm working on those this week.


December 7, 2012 at 10:28 am
(1) Bonnie says:

The pattern for the grocery bag reminded me of a tank top. It would be easy to recycle a tank top into a grocery bag by eliminating the first few steps use a contrasting fabric scrap for the snaps and follow the rest of the instructions.

December 7, 2012 at 11:54 am
(2) Donna in VA says:

Do you think nylon mesh would work? I have some and may try it. I need a handy bag in my pocket for when I take walks with the dog. You never know what you’ll see and want to bring home. Lately it is pine cones for my fireplace.

December 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm
(3) Debbie Colgrove says:

I think nylon mesh would work great… as long as pine cones don’t snag it ‘~)

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