Reusable Shopping bags have been around for a while, but a lot of people still like the convenience of the plastic bags the stores use but I much prefer my reusable kind. Now I know that each store has a branded bag, you can get a Sobeys bag, a Walmart bag, a Superstore bag, etc, etc. but I don’t like them. I don’t want to be advertising for the grocery stores and department stores, Why? You may ask. Well because I just don’t want to. I want my own bags that say “Hey, I dare to be different!” I don’t want bags like everyone else.
I told my mother what I wanted in a shopping bag because that’s what my Mother and I talk about, things we can create. After some discussion she remembered seeing these shopping bags made from pillow cases. Of all things, a bag made from a pillow case. Such a simple idea but a great idea none the less! So I sent my husband to the dollar store and he purchased a bunch of pillow cases to help me get the shopping bags that I was dreaming. I know right, shopping bags do make me happy. Once my mother got the pillow cases she made me some bags, lots of bags. I love them!!
To make the bags she folded the pillow case in half, cut off a couple pieces at the top, then she sewed the handles together and sewed the spots at the top where they had to be cut. She made two different styles; some have one handle while others have two handles. I much prefer the two handled ones.
The bags are amazing, they are super durable, easy to wash, and they hold a lot of groceries at a time.
If anyone is interested in step by step instructions, post me a message and I will give step by step instructions.