New Orleans House Project

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pinterest Strikes Again!

Another Pinterest-inspired project has come to fruition.  A few days ago, I shared my repainted Ikea shelving unit - a project I might never have undertaken if it weren't for Pinterest inspiration

Last night, I transformed a 35 lb birdseed bag into a re-usable grocery bag.  
I'm on a roll! (insert self-mocking chuckle here)

Inspiration/instructions here.  I followed the instructions as written, except I didn't add batting to my grocery bag handles.  According to the author, the handles last longer if they're made with batting, but I didn't see the need.  My bag is apparently a little smaller than the author's bag, but I'm pleased with the finished proportions.  My new-to-me vintage Singer 15-91 did a great job of heavy duty stitching on this project, although since I used upholstery thread, had to tweak the tension several times to get everything looking OK.

My original birdseed bag isn't as pretty as the bag in the instructions, but that's OK.  We go through these 35 lb. bags of birdseed pretty quickly at the camp and I'm pleased to be able to recycle them.  Now if I could only remember to consistently take my re-usable bags INTO the store with me when I go grocery shopping!


7 comments:

  1. Your bag looks great! Wonderful idea.:)

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  2. This is great, I'm going to have to make one for myself!

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  3. Looks great, and handy too! I think I might need to make one now. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Good job. I usually remember my bags when I'm in my car, but, I always forget when I'm in hubby's car.

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  5. Oooooo I love your bag Angie!!! What a great way to recycle! I'm like you though, I have tons of these bags and never remember to take them into the store LOL!!! I bet you'll get some great comments on them when you go shopping - everyone loves something original and different :*)

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  6. I love this project and I love pinterest - I have so many pins in my 'I can do that" board, if only I could find the time to do them all :)

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  7. Great bag! I have that problem with the bags being in the car or on the hook at home by the door. I nominated the kids to remember... they do a much better job than me at remembering.

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