grocery bag thingys

2.04.2013


I had the pleasure of meeting up with Megan and Jeni again (and Megan's wonderful mother) a couple weekends ago.  It's so fun to be able to chat about sewing stuff, almost everyone else I know gets bored with sewing talk way too quickly.  Anyway, last time we had gotten together I didn't sew much, but this time I was determined to make something!


This is one of those projects I've been meaning to make for years.  Really. So I threw my supplies together and figured I might make some progress on it.  I followed ps i quilt's grocery bag dispenser tutorial.


Happy to say I walked away with two finished grocery bag dispensers, all quilted and ready to go!  I can't wait to wash mine and see it get all crinkly.  Of course, I made the other one for my mom.  It was a fun and quick project!


I used charms from two charm packs I had gotten from Windham fabrics, one is Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, the other is Glimma (soon to be released) by Lotta Jansdotter as well.  At first I wasn't super excited by the colors, but when they're all quilted, it's so pretty!


Mine's already stuffed full!


23 comments :

  1. They look awesome, Anna! I have one that I bought at a dollar shop ages ago and always wanted to make one with nicer fabric. Now I feel inspired to have a go:)

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  2. They are great, was just thinking I need one so thanks for the tutorial lik.

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  3. Oh it does look amazing - beautiful and practical. Love love.

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  4. We have a metal one, but it gets fingerprints ALL over it. Drives me crazy - it always looks dirty. A fabric one would be super cute and great.

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  5. Yay! They turned out so cute! Always have a great time when we get together! :)

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  6. Just had my 'why didn't I think of that!?' Moment for the day! I made one not long ago but never even thought of making a quilted style one, mine was simply a cute fq, without any lining or such. It's cute of course and I love the fabric pop of color when I open my pantry but I wish I had of quilted it! My mum has been asking for one also, since she seen mine! Maybe I will quilt one for her! :)

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  7. boy, do I need one of those! I am sick of bags being everywhere!

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  8. Me too - YEARS - since my last one fell apart. I love that you've used charm squares - how totally convenient!

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  9. I just need one of those! But I forgot it;) So thanx for remind me to make one!

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  10. A "bag thingy" has been on my list for years. I'm going to look at the pattern now and I think this will be my next small project. I love the fabrics you used, they look beautiful together.

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  11. Those fabrics are great together! I just hauled two giant plastic bags full of other plastic bags back to the grocery store yesterday; these would be much better for storage. :/

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  12. This has been on my list for yonks too, plus a bag to hold new packs of washing up sponges and the like, but these things always seem to get put off when more exciting things some along ;o) Yours look great though, maybe the random charm packs I have need to be pressed into use...

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  13. So pretty, Anna! This has been on my list for years, too. Maybe I can make one soon...hopefully! ;)

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  14. So much more stylish that my IKEA plastic tube!!

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  15. i love your 'bag thingy's'...really cute, and useful too! great gift idea. thanks for sharing.

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  16. OH I love this! What perfect fabric for this project. I'm off to find myself some fat quarters so I can make one, too! :)

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  17. i have been meaning to make one for myself for YEARS!!!!!!!!

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  18. I love yours. Thank you for sharing the tute! I need to make one of these and get the grocery bags off the floor of the pantry. It drives me nuts!

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  19. glad you enjoyed my tutorial. yours are SUPER cute. :)

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  20. this week is the week that i make this!!!!!

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