Saturday, 9 February 2008

Reusable Bags

Last night was our bag making night. Despite the fact that I had lost the fabric it all came together somehow in the end.

We made nine complete bags and there are a few there that just need handles sewing on. Not bad considering there were only seven of us and strictly speaking I shouldn't count as I didn't seem to do anything.
I really enjoyed the evening. It was just what I needed to take my mind off other stuff. Hopefuly we will do it again in the not too distant future.


CJ said...

They look really good, did you follow a pattern, or did you make it up?

I've been thinking of doing something similar, so I needn't accept a plastic carrier bag when out shopping for small items.

CJ x

Claire said...

I was inspired by the morsbag site which I think has a pattern on. We didn't use a specific pattern. We just cut round a large rectangular placemat for the body of the bag and used the oddments for handles.

It is good to not have to accept carrier bags when out shopping. It's such a simple thing to do once you get into the habit of remembering to take your reusable bag to the shops with you.

Anonymous said...

I have a collection of jute & fabric bags and most of the time I do remember them!! Those look really good claire :0)

Wobblymoo said...

I've really cut my carrier bag usage down as I always take my reusable ones. There is really no wish I could have come :)