I’ve been thinking of making an Eco Bag for so long and finally sat myself down to start sewing. This bag is meant to be light and it can be folded to fit into your handbag or the glove compartment of your car (so you can carry them around, in case you need to do some shopping!).
It’s perfect as a grocery bag… go green, save earth and not use any plastic bags (not even paper bags!).
I used this really pretty purple teddy bear cotton and light calico for the bag. I like the purple so much (and it’s the same colour to my newly manicured nails 😛 haha!)… everytime I sew I can’t help admiring how both the fabric and my nails complement each other…
P/S: and because it’s full of cute little teddy bear printed on the fabric, you can use it for a baby bag too! It has “baby” shouting out…
There is no lining for this bag. It’s meant to be light and of course durable. I double stitch with machine and dead-tie all the ends of the thread.
For straps, I used a 2-inch wide polyester strap. It’s spongy and not too thin, therefore very nice and comfy for the shoulder when you carry heavy groceries (or shoes… hmmm I love shoe shopping! or FABRICS !!!).
The small pouch is to keep the eco bag folded and tidy when you don’t need it. This pouch is made of off-white 100% cotton and has a strap with lobster clasps. After completing it, I thought it was too plain so I embellished it with my cupcake felt embellishments. Now, it’s sooo lovely.
Filled this bag with 2 kilos of grocery from my pantry… and carry it around the house for 5 minutes! Still in good shape… no tearing, no streatching… so O.K. Pass with flying colours!
Here’s how you fold the bag.
Well, if you’re interested to own this baby, please go to my Etsy store WhimsyLoft@Etsy and purchase it. I will throw in a few felt embellishments for free! Maybe you want to embellish the other side of the pouch? Hehe…
Click HERE to see product in Etsy.