Saturday, November 1, 2014

Seahorse Fabric Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

In 2012, I made a set of reusable fabric grocery bag/shopping totes in a mod NYC print. They were requested as a shower gift to a bride-to-be. When her sister was married this past summer, I was commissioned to make another set of shopping totes.

This time around, I found this pretty teal colored seahorse printed home decor fabric, perfectly beach-themed:

Seahorse Fabric Reusable Shopping Bags

Using my own design, each bag was made approximately 13 inches tall x 12 inches wide x 8 inches deep. The set included 4 extra large shopping bags. Here they are all neatly folded and stacked:

Seahorse Fabric Reusable Shopping Bags

I like to make an extra zippered carrying case to store each 4-bag set. A wrist strap is stitched into the side seam and the bottom of the carrying case is boxed for a squared bottom.

Seahorse Fabric Reusable Shopping Bags Seahorse Fabric Reusable Shopping Bags

Want to make some grocery bags for yourself? I made my first batch of reusable grocery bags and posted about how to make them shortly after I started this blog in 2007. They're designed to be extra large to carry several half-gallon cartons of milk and the biggest cereal box. I prefer to use cotton home dec fabrics for my bags so they can be easily washed and dried, which is especially important for carrying food and groceries.

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