Saturday, July 24, 2010
More Delicious Market Bags!
I am so in love with the market bag I made months ago (using the tutorial from Film in the Fridge) that I set out to make more as soon as finals were over last week.
Chris has been asking for a "manly" market bag to use at the grocery store and farmer's market so we took a little trip to the fabric store for him to choose his fabrics.
He settled on the pairing of a navy blue, nautical print and a bright red fabric with black doggie footprints.
He seems to love it and it definitely goes everywhere with him these days :)
We decided to tweak the dimensions of the bag this time to make the bottom wider and we love the outcome of a roomier, more boxy bag.
The straps were still a bit narrow on Chris' bag so on the third bag (which I made out of the most scrumptious lemon fabric) I increased the strap width considerably and the straps are much more comfortable for long walks around town.
Now we have three market bags which we find to hold just about everything for most of our grocery store and farmer's market runs :)
The fabric pieces that I cut for both the inside and outside of the lemon bag ended up with the following dimensions:
2 pieces of 18 1/2 by 13 (for the body)
1 piece of 14 by 7 (for the bottom)
2 pieces of 27 by 3 (for the straps)
I just love these bags and can't wait to start making some for friends and family!
Happy Marketing :)