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    Shopping Bags

    Well, in my area in CA they are doing away with plastic bags that you get at grocery stores and anywhere else that plastic bags are used. So, I need to find ways to make sturdy shopping bag(s). Anyone have a good idea for this next project? It will need to be wide like a paper bag with a strong handle.
    :icon_hiya: Coleen

    "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do now, for I will not pass through this way again."

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    Re: Shopping Bags

    You can find tons of free patterns for making your own shopping bags on the internet. I just did a Google search for "grocery shopping bag patterns" and found several good links. Here are a few to check out for good ideas and free patterns!

    http://tipnut.com/35-reusable-grocer...free-patterns/

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/01/0...-bag-patterns/

    http://christianhomekeeper.org/blog/...-bag-patterns/
    Linda
    -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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      #3
      Re: Shopping Bags

      I think this is something that should be more widespread. HOWEVER, I have about 20 bags that I've collected over the years and I never seem to have them with me when I go grocery shopping!!! I have found that when I try using them I always wind up having them at the bottom of the shopping cart and by the time things are loaded on the conveyor belt the clerk has already rang up over half my order and packaged them in something else. We do have a couple places here that you have to provide your own containers or sacks - but usually people just grab cardboard boxes at the store and load them down.

      On a brighter note - I'd get some heavy duck or even canvas fabric, open up a large paper bag, and cut a pattern. Sew it up like the way it was glued together and WALLAH - you have a bag. Look at some of the dollar stores for webbed belts (I find them all the time for a $1) and use that instead of paying $6 or more a yard for webbing, and use those to make straps and handles. I pride myself on being a great improviser.
      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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        #4
        Re: Shopping Bags

        I found these sites. RECYCLE T-SHIRTS INTO BAGS.

        http://www.instructables.com/id/FAST...HIRT-TOTE-BAG/

        http://www.ecouterre.com/recycle-an-...-diy-tutorial/

        Hope these and other ideas are helpful.

        Sue

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          #5
          Re: Shopping Bags

          Sandy, What a great idea. I started carrying my bags every time since it's easier to get them upstairs in one trip. When I get to the store I toss them in the very bottom, on the shelf. That way they aren't covered up by everything else.
          Hola from sunny Mexico, Cheryl:icon_wave:

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            #6
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            Sandy---love the belt/webbing idea. I can use that! Must make some bags for my groceries!

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              #7
              Re: Shopping Bags

              Thank you, I'll check them out. Usually I do Google things, but forgot this time. : )
              :icon_hiya: Coleen

              "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do now, for I will not pass through this way again."

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                #8
                Re: Shopping Bags

                This is such a great idea and so easy! Thanks : )
                :icon_hiya: Coleen

                "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do now, for I will not pass through this way again."

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