Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sew Mama Sew Green Grocery Bag Challenge: Little Angel Rice Bag
First of all, thanks so much for the feedback on yesterday's guest post over at Gwenny Penny's Haul out the Holly Event. It's a great event which is running until Friday.
I also wanted to spread the word that Sew Mama Sew is running a little challenge to create reusable bags to eliminate gift wrap waste.
This week, my pal celebrated a birthday. She loves reusable totes (remember her amazing burlap rice bag tutorial). To hold her gift (which was an industrial stitch ripper) I created a reusable tote bag using a 36 lb Little Angel Rice Bag (perfect for heavy gifts!).
As far as construction, it is just a simple lined bag construction. I reinforced each seam and added some fray stop to all of the rice bag seams. I leave a hole on the side of the lining and pull everything through.
If you have a large gift, you may want to consider turning the rice bag on its side to create a very large bag, Zakka Life provides an informative tutorial here.
Have a great day!
Update: this post is linked to Funky Junk Interior's SNS #64 Grain Sack link up, check out all the amazing projects