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!