I made a reusable shopping bag from trash
Big Fat Bag is an exception.
I've made three bags so far, and I intend to make more.
The pattern is simple--you cut open a paper grocery sack, and this becomes the pattern.
You use temporary spray adhesive to sandwich the lining, two interfacings, and your exterior fabric together.
You then stitch through all layers, quilting them together.
Stitch up the sides and bottom, and use bias strips to finish the top edge. Done!
Pros: super simple pattern.
Cons: there are no interior or exterior pockets because the stitching lines would be visible, and the quilting lines would interfere.
I decided to try to sew a reusable shopping bag from a leftover bag of dry cat food, since the bag is a woven plastic material and would be sturdy.
I did add both to reinforce the base.
She meant why would the UPC be in the finished product.
Um, hello, I'm making something from trash here, does it really matter?
I sewed the handles on while the pattern was still flat, then stitched the sides and base.