Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Favorite Reusable Grocery Bags.

I found this fabric at JA's weeks ago and new I would make my favorite reusable grocery bags.  I always wait until I have coupons or find fabric on clearance, because these babies require quite a bit of fabric.  I usually am not great at choosing the right coordinating fabrics for these things, but I really like this combination.  And they are reversible so can be turned if you aren't partial to floral. 

This is a picture of one turned in reverse.  These are also different sizes.  I made the medium bag (left) and small bag (right).  You'll remember I made these last year for me.  That post is here.

This time, I made these for Rob's Grandmother and Aunt for Christmas.  His Aunt is 73 and his Grandmother is 96, so I thought these would be better for them when they went grocery shopping or to the farmers market, which they love to do.  They hold less, so they weight less.  They could actually hold more if they wanted, because they are so durable.  Plus they are much more comfortable to hold than those grocery store plastic ones, even though these are basically the same shape as those.

They were super easy to make, and the pattern can be found here. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  And they go together relatively quickly.  I had these 6 done in a couple of hours.

I have made these a number of times.  I made these for Robbie's teacher last year for Christmas, and she loves them.  I saw her recently, and she stopped me to tell me that she always gets compliments on her bags!  Those are the best gifts aren't they?

And a few more pictures just so you can see the size difference.

I hope they like these!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. These are sooo pretty - what a great Christmas gift idea. Thanks for the link to the pattern too.

  2. Thank you, Kim. If you do them, make the larger ones for yourself. They hold a lot of stuff!