Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Recycled Pillowcases

Ok, I'm no Lisa W (http://sewrandom.blogspot.com/) but I'm pretty proud of myself for sewing up these totes. Instead of buying the reusable grocery bags at Kroger and Wal-Mart I searched the Internet until I found a tut on how to make your own. I first came across a tut on how to use the already plastic bags I had from Kroger but didn't like the process (it involved ironing the bags together and them seeming them with the iron as well before covering with duct tape). It was too iffy and just not sturdy enough. But I did try it before tossing the finished product out.

So my search continued and last night I found a blog where a lady had used her old pillowcases to make her own reusable grocery bags. So guess what, I pulled out a crib sheet I had (the flower one)that I didn't use anymore and sewed one up last night. The blue and white ones are from a thick fabric curtain I didn't use anymore but didn't want to throw away. I got three bags out of the curtain though I only made up two for now. The red stripe ones are pillow cases. The tut was super easy to follow and had great instructions and once I got the first one finished in a little over an hour the others only took at 30 minutes each. I can't wait to go to the store and use them!!!!!
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Anonymous said...

You never fail to amaze me.

Lisa Laree said...

You're so smart!!!

I use bags I bought from The Flute Player's school fundraiser...so you're more crafty than I am! LOL!

Great job!

bippity boppity becca said...

Wow! I'm inspired! Come teach me to sew!