Thank goodness it’s Friday! Leah is back with another great Phat Quarter tutorial!
I am crossing my fingers that the weatherman’s promise of sunshine holds true .. my flip flops are getting soggy with all this rain! The clouds have been tricky the past couple days & my kids have been antsy, staying cooped in the house for the past week or so. With this blog post to complete (not to mention the never ending list of projects I want to work on) & the desire to get my kids outside playing, I resorted to some creative measures. My kiddos are too little to be outside by themselves, so I set up my sewing machine in the dry safety of the garage while they enjoyed the bits of sunshine. With the big door open, they could find quick cover & enjoy some bubbles til the occasional sprinkles passed us by.
I’ve spared you pictures of my garage, but instead have brought you a tutorial that I hope you find useful.
Plastic grocery bags are one of the hardest things to keep organized. Yes, I own the reusable grocery sacks (that get left in the car about 75% of the time). But I find many uses for the plastic bags around my house, so I don’t feel that it’s a complete waste when I forget to grab my reusable bags. Grab those plastic bags out from under the sink & let’s keep them in one of these fun grocery bag holders… you’ll be glad you took the 30 minutes for some stitch therapy & a cute organizing solution!
* four fat quarters (you can use fat eighths or 18″ wide scraps .. get creative with your fabric stash!)
* one piece of fabric for the lining cut to 16.5″ x 26.5″
* one piece of 1″ elastic, cut to 10″ long.
Here’s another bag that I made. You can be completely free with the design of your own grocery bag holder, using various sized strips to piece, or even a solid cut of fabric for the outside. If you’d rather skip the sewing, we have a few grocery bag holders listed in our shop Phat Quarters!
How are your grocery bags currently stored and organized?
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