For those of us trying to get away from using paper bags
and plastic bags
at the grocery store, finding the perfect bag to make can be a little difficult. You want your bag to be sturdy enough to carry numerous items, yet be stylish and pretty.
Joan at Lazy Girl Designs has a pattern for making a tote bag in one hour with one yard of fabric
. Her step by step instructions are easy to follow, and if you are in a hurry for a last minute birthday gift, the bag should be a big hit for people who are trying to get away from using store bags. Joan also has a link for instructions for making a smaller tote bag
With Valentine's Day
coming up, why not make a few pink and red tote bags? Or you can get a jump start on making Christmas gifts. Yeah, I know, who wants to think about Christmas when it is only January, but seriously, as much as I procrastinate, getting started on the bags now would mean I might actually have them done by the next Holiday!