Make a Reusable Shopping Bag

Reusable Shopping Bag

Reusable Shopping Bags are a great way to help save Mother Earth and reduce the use of plastic bags at stores.  Earth Day is April 22, 2020 and will be here soon and we should be finding ways to save the Earth from pollution.  Everyone can use a reusable shopping bag and it’s very easy to make your very own.  This one was super easy and you can decorate it any way you want to.

Time: 1 hour

Skill Level:  Beginner with some sewing knowledge

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Felt Premium Felt: (4) Candy Pink
  • 9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin Felt Classic Felt:  (1) Apple Green, (1) Peacock
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutting Tool
  • Cutting Ruler
  • Cutting Machine (I used my Glowforge but you could use a Cricut Maker or printed paper and scissors)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Fabric or Felt Glue
  • Let’s Save Mother Earth and Recycle Patterns 1 2 3

STEP 1

Using a cutting mat, rotary cutting tool, and cutting ruler cut one of the Candy Pink 12” x 18” pieces of felt down the middle, creating two 6” x 18” pieces.  These pieces will be used for the sides of the bag.

STEP 2

From another 12” x 18” piece of the Candy Pink felt, cut a piece that is 6” x 12” for the bottom of the bag.

STEP 3

Cut two 1” x 12” strips for the handles

STEP 4

Pin the two side pieces to on of the 12” x 18” sheets of Candy Pink felt.

STEP 5

Using a sewing machine, sew the 18” edges of the side and front panels together, removing the pins as you go.

STEP 6

Once the side panels are sewn to the front panel, pin the back panel to the other side of the side pieces and sew them together.  It should now look like a topless and bottomless box.  TIP:  I chose to have my stitches on the outside of the bag.  You can turn the bag outside in to hide the stitches.  You may just need to do some ironing on a low temp to make the felt lay flat.

STEP 7

Pin the bottom panel to the sewn felt and then sew it into place.

STEP 8

Pin the handles in place.  I chose to sew them to the outside of the bag.  Sew them into place. 

STEP 9

Print and cut out patterns. Print off a text file or use a cutting system for the letters RECYCLE from the Peacock and Apple Green felt.  TIP: 

STEP 10

Glue everything into place on the front and back of the bag and then let it dry.

Once the glue is dry, the reusable shopping bag is ready to use for your next trip to the grocery store!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Find our complete collection online at Fabric.com.

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Did you know Kunin Felt is manufactured from recycled plastic bottles? We reclaim billions of bottles from the landfills every year.

Happy Crafting,
Katie Berry
A Sweet Berry Designs

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