How to sew your own grocery bag holders. You can store lots of grocery bags in these until you're ready to reuse them. These make fantastic gifts for the holidays!
How to sew your own grocery bag holders. You can store lots of grocery bags in these until you're ready to reuse them. These make fantastic gifts for the holidays and are quick to make!I was looking for easy to sew items to make for a craft show and decided to make some grocery bag holders. These are so. much. fun. They also don't take a ton of supplies or skill. I made 15 of these at once so excuse how the photos in the tutorial are of varying fabrics.
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Cut your fabric. Serge the top and the bottom edges. If you don't have a serger, you can zig zag the edges.
Fold over the top edge, iron, then sew a straight stitch. This finishes the top of the grocery bag holder.
Fold the fabric right sides together, joining the two sides that haven't been serged. Serge. Turn right sides out. If you don't have a serger, you can just sew a straight stitch and zig zag the edge if you want to prevent future fraying.
Create your straps.
Attach strap to top of grocery bag holder. I just did a straight stitch across, making sure to reinforce by back stitching over the strap.
Add snaps. If you don't have snaps, you could just sew the loop completely to the holder.
On the bottom of the holder, turn over the edge and sew a straight stitch around the holder. This creates a casing for your elastic. Make sure you leave a small opening.
I used a safety pin to feed my elastic through the casing. Once it was all the way around the bottom of the holder and the elastic was nice and scrunched up, I sewed the elastic to itself.
Sew closed the casing.
The finished products came out super pretty... I love them.
Click to See the Video Tutorial: How to Sew Easy Grocery Bag Holders
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