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An answer to the never-ending canvas bag problem March 4, 2008

Posted by Sarah in bag, fabric, home made, refashion, sewing.
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More and more, i’m finding that we’re ending up with canvas bags being given to us when we shop. I have so many of these things now that i’ve been considering using them for rubbish bags. I carry one in my handbag with me so that I can use it if I need to, and recently I have been taking my umbrella to work and lunch in a canvas bag. The thing is, I loathe them. I don’t like the way they feel on my sore hands. I don’t like being a walking advertisement for a supermarket – especially considering we don’t buy from the supermarket.

My solution to this problem is to make my own tote/shopping bags that I can be proud of.

I used a cotton bag that I like the size of for the pattern. The fabric was thrifted for $4 at a Salvos store and the straps are from scraps from a previous sewing adventure.

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