Monday, July 14, 2014

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for Organize Me! Sizzlin' Summer

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Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for Organize Me! Sizzlin' Summer

I love grocery shopping.  Is that weird?  It has always been one of my favorite "chores".  I love cutting the coupons, looking at the ads, making my list and going to the store.  Ever since I was small.  Just ask my Mom.  I use to go with her and I was in charge of the coupons.  During the past few years, I've also grown fond of reusable grocery bags.  Not just for shopping, but also for traveling, picnics or family gatherings.  But they aren't always attractive.  So today for our Organize Me!!  Sizzlin' Summer Series I am sharing a super fast and free Reusable Grocery Bag Tutorial and Pattern.


Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Once you've planned your menu, costed out your recipes and made your grocery list, it is time to shop!  When you bring your own reusable grocery bag, you can be happy you are doing a small thing to help our environment too.  And everyone you see at the grocery store is going to be jealous of how cute your bag is too.

Materials Needed:
1 yard fabric
1 yard lining fabric
Thread
Optional:  Interfacing (you can use a light or heavy if you want more stability)

Step 1
Print out the Reusable Grocery Bag Pattern.  Fold your main fabric in half and then in half again.  Place the pattern on the folded side of the fabric.  Pin in place and cut the pattern out.  Repeat with the lining fabric.
Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 2
Place main fabric piece with right sides together.  Pin across the bottom edge (that is the straight side).  Then stitch a straight line across the bottom edge.  Press your seams open.  Repeat with lining fabric.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 3
Open up your main fabric and lining pieces and place them with right sides together (like picture below).  Pin main fabric to lining.  

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 4 
Stitch the main fabric and lining together all the way around.  Leave a 3 inch opening on one side so you can turn your bag.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 5
Clip around the curved edges of the bag.  This will allow the curves to lay nice and flat.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 6
Using the 3 inch opening your left, turn your bag right side out.  Carefully topstitch around the entire bag.  This will also close your opening.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 7
Fold your bag in half, matching the front and the back of the bags main fabric.  

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 8
Stitch from just below the shoulder straps down to the bottom edge of the bag.  Make sure to backstitch.  You might stitch a second stitch just to add more strength.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Step 9
Take your front two ties and tie them in a knot.  Repeat with the back ties.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Congratulations!  You have your own cute, functional and large reusable grocery bag.

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs

Now go put together a great grocery list and get shopping.  If you need help with that, check out our Recipes Page or download our free Printable Grocery List .

Reusable Grocery Bag PDF Pattern for GYCT Designs



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Last summer for our Organize Me!!  Sizzlin' Summer, I shared our Family Binder Printables.  This summer I have decided to go a bit more indepth and share how I get my kitchen and menu organized.  You can download last years printables and use them for this years organizing series.


Menu Planning and Recipe Costing Series by GYCT

Week 6:  Recipe Storage Ideas
Week 7:  Food Organization Ideas
Week 8:  Free Apron Pattern
Week 9:  Kitchen Organizing Round-Up


7 comments:

  1. Love this project! I always use reusable bags - I have for like 10 years now - so this is perfect! The epitomy of "green" sewing project.

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    1. Thanks Deanna. I always love reusable items. Saves money too!

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  2. Great tute! (Also love the fabric you chose.)

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  3. I love this bag. I use grocery bags when I travel too. I like that I don't need to worry about a paper bag breaking. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern. I have pinned it to come back later.

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  4. an interesting pattern, I love it! And I've never tried it yet, but it seems a great idea! Thanks for the how-to.

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  5. Super easy tute with no corners, no batting, and not adding straps which might come apart at the seam! Thanks for sharing!

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