I made a set of grocery bags for my Mom’s birthday in early January.  When I made my Mom’s, I cut out six for myself.  I have just gotten back to them this weekend.   I found the free pattern  here.

I’ve never used re-usable grocery bags before, so I wasn’t sure if these would hold up.  They proved themselves worthy and carried almost all my groceries for 2 weeks worth of meals.  I liked the pattern, but I really don’t like making six of anything at the same time. I’m not an assembly line sewer, but that helpded me finish this project.  If I didn’t do it that way, I would end up with only one bag- and that my friends wouldn’t be very much food for my hungry family.

My main motivation for making these bags was so I wouldn’t  have a million plastic bags to stuff between my wall and the dryer anymore.