Thursday, 21 January 2010

In The Bag...

I haven't been sewing much over the past few weeks & I currently have a backlog of things I want or need to make before school starts back. With both the kidlets in kinder this year I am trying to be as organised as I can, my new family organiser (thanks kirst) is keeping the family schedule in check but one of the other things I want to do is be more organised when it comes to shopping.

Produce bag

Reusable produce bags have been on my 'to do' list for far too long, in fact the other day I saw these & almost bought some thinking I would never get around to actually making them. I have Martha's post to thank for inspiring me to make some after all.

Produce bag

In the end I found some broadcloth that I thought would fit the bill (although I was after muslin) & here is produce bag #1. I added a tie in case I want to keep the fruit or veggies from escaping & they appear to be sturdy enough to be filled with apples or oranges. It's pretty large too, about 35cms square. I didn't prewash the fabric, so I want to give them a good wash to get rid of any chemicals on them, prior to their first outing but in the meantime I can cross one thing off my list!

4 comments:

Mel said...

Mmmm nothing better than crossing a few things off the sewing list! And excellent that it was something so useful as well - two ticks!

Jessica said...

I've been thinking about quickly making up something similar for when I buy in my veggies, there is a lovely pattern for similar bags in "Handmade home" by Amanda Soule Blake which I may have a go at. Hopefully my crafting to-do list starts to come under control soon others I may well be still intending to start this time next year.

Mousy Brown said...

They look fab - I'm inspired :)

Wendy said...

These are beautiful. I have a bunch that I made from an old sheer curtain (so you can see what's inside), but really, yours are much nicer.