|Straps are too long. Will have to fix that.|
I'm pretty sure my grocery bags are gonna be prettier than yours---and yes, I am bragging. I used a ready-made shopping bag for measurements. That worked well except that I picked up the wrong bag to measure for handles. These are a bit too long.
You have to press the bag to get sharp, easy-to-fold corners. (Not too hot! Fortunately it peeled off my ironing board and pressing cloth easily when experimenting last week.) Without pressing, it balloons out when open and doesn't fold well.
|My bag before pressing--the pretty one--next to the ready made used as a pattern.|
Once pressed, it is easy to fold back up for storage and seems to hold the creases well.
|Nicely pressed and folded.|
|Yes, those are nicely serged seams!|
I like this stuff. I know it will wear faster than other fabrics, but other fabrics don't stand up for easy filling at the grocery store like this does. It cuts easily, sews easily, and is only $2.99 full price for a yard of 60 inch wide fabric. Then there are always those Joann's coupons for 40 or 50% off. Can't beat that unless you have a mismatched set of bags with all kinds of company logos on the front--which is what I am presently using. Looking forward to finishing a few more of these.