Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

I have been thinking about making some reusable fabric grocery totes. I have a couple from Trader Joe's that I TRY to remember to carry into the store to eliminate at least some of the plastic grocery bags. I think it would be fun to make some decorative ones so I can look both chic and eco-friendly. Ha ha ha. My mom mentioned a month or two ago that she would like to start using reusable bags, too, so I would like to make some for her, too.

Anyhoo, can anybody point me to a basic pattern for a simple shopping tote? I would want it to have a wide enough bottom and enough height to hold boxes of cereal and the like. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I could draft a pattern as simple as that myself but PEOPLE.... I am too busy looking chic and saving the earth. I mean really... only so many hours in the day!


Dj said...

This tutorial uses pillowcases. It's my favorite.


christina said...

Not sure if this is the style that you're after, but here's a free download from Burdastyle:


VintageWonder said...

I sell customized shopping totes on Etsy!


Perhaps you would like a photo or something transfered onto the bag!

Have a great day!