Well, I tried the 1st reusable grocery bag pattern (by Joann’s). Don’t you love the fabric? Better Homes & Garden fabric. Who knew?!
It’s a huge grocery bag! LOL. You might notice in the picture that I have the paper sac inside the grocery bag to give it substance. You could feel the bag with tons of grocery and my arms will probably drag to the ground due to the weight. haha.
The corners were a bit tricky in this pattern. Instead of the one side/bottom piece, I think that I would cut the bottom and sides seperately. I would also cut down on the size a bit.
So, I will try the next pattern or modify this one. I haven’t decided if I want to line the fabric. The fabric only cost me $7. Not bad. I could stand to make a few dollars profit. I wouldn’t mark the time it made to make this bag. At least, not in the beginning. Just as long as I could profit over what I paid to make the bag.
The other thing: The “fashionable” reusable grocery bag is going to be hard to stand up to the 99 cent ones in the store. Why? They stand up sturdier and are cheaper.
The 99 cent ones and TJs bags are made out of Polypropolene. I think I could make a variable out of Oil Cloth. Hmmm….
The verdict: I will just need to keep testing the grounds with some other patterns and see what comes up. I don’t think I will give up on this project just yet.
What’s your thoughts?
*You know what I just learned? Here places are trying to diminish the use of the plastic bag and replace it with the reusable grocery bag. For environmental purposes, right? You know those ones made out of polypropylene…They are just as bad to Mother Nature! Its just that you don’t have to recycle them after every use. Geesh! It sounds like more of a financial mode to save the companies money than it is an environmental movement. Of course… unless your store is only providing their customers with Canvas bags. 🙂