Patternmaking

Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!

Hi Friends!DSCF0609 I’ve completed my grocery bag pattern drafting and would you believe I actually figured out how to print it on multiple pages?

I’m going to do something different with this pattern.  I am going to give it away for all of you to enjoy but if you do decide to sew this I’d like you to give me some feedback okay?

Those of you that give me feedback will be entered into a drawing for some really cute fabrics from my shop…oh I don’t know…let’s say one of those 5 yard collections I currently have available in my Etsy store!

All you have to do is sew this pattern, tell me what you think either here on Sewingforlife.wordpress.com or on my shop website at http://www.stashtraders.com.  Then I’ll enter you into the drawing and I’ll pull the name on St. Patrick’s day for Good Luck!!!

That should give you all a month to sew lots and lots of these!

So here is the pattern!

Grocery Bag Pattern

To Print:

Use Adobe Reader software.
Click on File then Print.
In the printing pop up menu select Poster and Scale at 100%.
Overlap set to .02
Click in the box that says Cut Marks

The print.  You should get 6 pages.

To Sew:

Cut bias binding from a Half Yard piece of fabric.  If sewing binding without a binding attachment foot cut binding 2″ wide.  If sewing binding using a binding attachment foot cut binding 1″ wide (this is what I did on test versions 3-8).

Attach binding to the Opening edges.

Sew the Handles together right sides together.

Sew the side seams together right sides together.

Finish seams with either a zig zag or serger if you’d like.  (You could also sew these seams using a French Seam).

Tuck in each side at the bottom edge 3″ from the side seam.  This is marked on the pattern sheet as the fold line, you are folding the fabric to the inside.DSCF0610

Fold the handles back onto themselves wrong sides together and stitch these down along the seam.DSCF0614

Holding the fold at the bottom edge and the handles iron in this creased fold.

Stitch the bottom 1/4″ from the edge to lock in the fold.

Clip loose threads and enjoy!

(as you can tell I haven’t quite finished the complete detailed instructions yet)

Happy Sewing!

~Cathy

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1 thought on “Re-Useable Grocery Bag Pattern Release!”

  1. Reblogged this on Stash Traders and commented:

    Hi Friends, I have been busy working on my Re-Useable Grocery Bag pattern and wanted to share this here at Stash Traders! I am giving away a 5 yard coordinated bundle for St. Patrick’s Day to a lucky responder. See post for details! ~Happy Sewing, Cathy

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