My husband, he who can't understand why I have so much cloth, mentioned to me that I really needed to clean out my closet or do something with the ever growing cloth stack in the bedroom. My mind starting whirling and I decided to make grocery bags with my fabric. My goal this week is to make 5-10 cloth grocery bags. Surely, that would help me tremendously in making a dent in the stash. By the way, I will make some really ugly bags because I have some really ugly fabric - can't imagine what I was thinking when I bought the fabric. The fabric in this bag matches my curtains in my classroom. I don't think it is ugly!
This is the first one I made. I took a Walgreen's bag (their bag is little bigger than other bags) and cut it apart for my pattern. I cut my cloth and started sewing. It only took me an hour to make this bag and I already love it. It is made just like the pleated plastic bags used in the grocery store. I might make some with square bottoms but this one was really, really easy to make.
I really want to keep sewing right now but I have to quit and run to the dermatologist office to have stitches removed. I hope to get several more made today. (I took the day off from work.) I just needed a mental health day and having stitches removed seemed like a good idea!