Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grocery Bags

Wow! It's been a month since I've posted. What a slacker!

Actually, I haven't been working on too many different things right now, because I'm in the process of making a wedding dress for a friend. There will be plenty of pictures once it's done :)

But here's a project from the spring. I've been working on various grocery bag designs, and one of the things I try to do is to make the handles a different color from the bag, so they're easier to fill.

I made a set of 6 for my brother, and asked him to report back how they work and if he manages to break any of them. I needed a good product tester :) 

 On this set I tried something new. I took a one-inch strip of denim and fused it to the top before making the hem. This is one of the weakest parts of the bag - the joint between handle and the top edge - so I think strengthening it there will help. The rest of the bag is a medium weight twill, and the handles are cotton.

 Look at the nice french seams, too =)

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