I get up every morning somewhere between 6:30 and 6:45am. I make the hubby's lunch and get my day started. OK....so I make the hubby's lunch and then I usually play on the computer while I drink my coffee, read my emails and chat with friends on fb. Not always the most productive use of my time, but I tell myself that I need to "ease" into the day. Well today for some reason I am full of energy! I decided to bust out my reusable Grocery Bag PDF pattern that I bought on etsy a few months back for $5.00 designed by Keyka Lou. If you haven't seen her patterns, you need to go check it out. I think I've used 3 different shopping bag patterns from different sources so far and I haven't really found one that I like. Some have had long handles, which I don't like and some have had flimsy construction that doesn't hold up when filled with heavy groceries. I think this one might be the winner! I haven't road tested it yet by actually shopping with it, but I like the construction and I like the reinforced short handles. I also like that it is fully lined and washable.
This pattern took about an hour to make from cutting to completion. I used home decor canvas for the "focus" fabric and regular weight cotton for the lining. There are no pockets inside or out, but I really don't think grocery bags need pockets. It was FTS (fun to sew) and had very clear instructions.
All in all a great early morning project. I can totally see more of these in my future and maybe a few Christmas gifts as well. Thanks Keyka Lou!