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Thread: Grocery Totes

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    Grocery Totes

    I found this pattern, and the fabric to make the tote, at a thrift shop for $2.99. The pattern instructions were less than steller, the project pictures went from being a rectangular bag to a trapezoid with no explanation, steps were missing in the directions and some cut piece sizes were rather dubious but all in all, an easy pattern construction wise so I was able to figure it out and make adjustments. Now I have bags to take to the Farmer's Market!
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    well, they certainly are cheerful.
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    How pretty! Did you have to reinforce the bottom?

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    Will you also use it to purchase chocolate? Very good execution when the directions were less than helpful. Good work!
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    that is cute. I have some totes but I want to make some out of home dec fabric for myself. I will need quite a few for my shopping trips.
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    Great bags! Love the bright fabrics too!
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    that looks good....

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    Despite the bad instructions, you did a great job. My problem is that I always forget to take my bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingjester View Post
    How pretty! Did you have to reinforce the bottom?
    No, I didn't have to reinforce the bottom. It's 2 layers w/batting and quilted so nice and thick. But the bottom piece was cut to fit the trapezoid shape, which was not the shape I made based on the pieces I cut and the directions, so I ended up gathering the sides at the bottom.
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    Good job! They look nice. Love the bright colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
    I found this pattern, and the fabric to make the tote, at a thrift shop for $2.99. The pattern instructions were less than steller, the project pictures went from being a rectangular bag to a trapezoid with no explanation, steps were missing in the directions and some cut piece sizes were rather dubious but all in all, an easy pattern construction wise so I was able to figure it out and make adjustments. Now I have bags to take to the Farmer's Market!
    I try to make mine about the size of a paper grocery sack, with shorter handles than you have. But you're sure are prettier than mine.
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    Fun bags!

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    They are darling lala! By the way, I love you quote!
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