I’m on a plane to Salt Lake City as we speak, so I asked Mariah from Everything Golden to stop by and share a (super awesome) DIY with you today. I’ll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks for Alt – hint: that secret thing I’ve been working on & a look at my new letterpress business cards.
Anyway, I’ll let Mariah take it away…
I usually always remember to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store or farmers market. However, when I reach the fruit and vegetable section, I resort to using plastic. So I thought I’d solve this issue with making some cool re-usable bags. I found these great vintage flour bags at a local antique store and they make for the perfect material: they’re recycled, durable and a great alternative to plastic! I also love the visual quality.
What you’ll need:
- 1 large flour bag (found at antique stores) makes 4 – 11.5 x 8.5 bags
- A sewing machine or needle and thread
- Small rope
- Scissors and pins
- Cut the large flour bag into 4 sections.
- Then open one section and measure a piece of rope to be about 10 inches longer than the width.
- Lay the rope on the top of the fabric and fold about 1/5 inch over the rope and pin down and sew.
- You’ll then tie the ends of the rope to secure it.
- Lastly, fold rights sides together and sew edges, turn right side out and wallah!