Monday, January 9, 2012

Market Bags!

Market bags were my go-to gift this Christmas. I love the Keyka Lou Grocery Bag pattern, and as a bonus, if you already own the pattern she has provided alternate cutting instructions for a mini size! (I highly recommend following her blog, she gives really great sewing tips plus some freebie patterns!)
The mini size bag was too cute to pass up, and comes in quite handy for quick trips to the store. I made several of these, for Addy's 5 teachers and a few friends. (The bag in the bottom row, far left was for Matt!)
I made all 8 bags slightly different by varying the outside, handle and lining fabrics:

The middle bag in the above picture has a fun pintuck fabric for lining! Want to see it up close? :)
This picture should give you an idea of the relative size of the mini bag:
Of course I couldn't make these cute mini bags for all of my friends, and not make one for myself! So I used some Ruby that I had *just* picked up:
And finally, I made a matching set of bags for the mom with whom we carpool. This time I made a regular size bag and a matching mini from Amy Butler's Lark.
The mini:
The regular size bag:
And the matching set:
The best part about these bags is that I sewed almost all of them from my stash! I did have to buy a bit more of each of the Lark prints for the bag handles, but that was it. I hope these are all put to great use, I've already used mine several times. ;)


felicity said...

GREAT bags! And thanks for the tip about her blog!

Sharon said...

Your bags are too cute. I've made myself one of the minis and still need to make a few more of the bigger size to stash inside the mini and keep in my car. I'm always forgetting the reusable bags when I go shopping.

Karen said...

I have had that pattern forever ~ yours are lovely. I think I will make some ........ ;-) thanks for sharing.

Heather D. said...

The bags are so great! What an awesome use of stash fabric.

Toni said...

Those bags are fabulous! And such a great idea for teacher gifts!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Your bags are beautiful! x Teje

CityHouseStudio said...

What lovely bags, and great gifts!
I'll have to check out the pattern!

Ginger said...

Love those bags! Please tell me about the fabric with the roses on it. I haven't seen it before and I'm in love with it!

OrangeBlossom said...

Great idea for gifts! Adding it to my to-do's for this Christmas. Plus, I need to make some for myself! My reusable bags are starting to wear big time. Looking up the pattern and the blog now...

Anonymous said...

Love your fabric combinations - I just downloaded this pattern and can't wait to start making my "grocery bags".