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grocery bag thingys

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 Responses to grocery bag thingys

  1. Katia Donohoe 02.04.2013 at 3:14 am #

    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:)

  2. Kate 02.04.2013 at 5:08 am #

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

  3. Annabella 02.04.2013 at 6:05 am #

    Oh it does look amazing – beautiful and practical. Love love.

  4. Rachel O. 02.04.2013 at 9:37 am #

    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.

  5. Jeni 02.04.2013 at 9:39 am #

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

  6. Karla Hoffmann 02.04.2013 at 9:42 am #

    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! :)

  7. Cranberry Morning 02.04.2013 at 9:58 am #

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

  8. Truly Myrtle 02.04.2013 at 10:27 am #

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

  9. Eve 02.04.2013 at 10:54 am #

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

  10. Kat 02.04.2013 at 11:38 am #

    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.

  11. kristin 02.04.2013 at 11:58 am #

    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. :/

  12. Katy Cameron 02.04.2013 at 12:01 pm #

    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…

  13. Jen 02.04.2013 at 1:41 pm #

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

  14. Karin 02.04.2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Very nice colors.

  15. Flying Blind... 02.04.2013 at 5:35 pm #

    So much more stylish that my IKEA plastic tube!!

  16. janae king...sewing patterns 02.04.2013 at 8:44 pm #

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

  17. Christina 02.04.2013 at 9:44 pm #

    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! :)

  18. Lieke 02.06.2013 at 9:23 am #

    This is exactly what I need!

  19. **nicke... 02.07.2013 at 7:30 pm #

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

  20. 02.08.2013 at 1:11 pm #

    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!

  21. rachel griffith 02.26.2013 at 12:35 am #

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

  22. **nicke... 03.06.2013 at 11:38 am #

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

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