Reusable Canvas Grocery Bags

Happy Friday, peeps! The bag making continues, but this time I'm whipping up some reusable grocery bags. I filled my digital shopping cart at Hawthorne Threads with a slew of canvas on sale. Here are a couple I've finished so far in prints by Lizzy House.

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These are the same dimensions as my patchwork grocery bag (tutorial here), which I based off my very old canvas grocery bag from Trader Joe's. These are a quick make (I usually make two of them in a morning of sewing) and they only use a little less than 3/4 yd of fabric. 

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For the sides I used French seams to reinforce the bags and added bar tacks to the boxed corners to make sure these bags look clean on the inside and will be strong enough to handle anything that's asked of them.


I reinforced the handles where they are attached to the top of the bag and added one of my custom labels, too. I've already added these bags to my Etsy shop, and I'll be sewing up some more in other fun prints (think chevrons, triangles, and herringbone) in the next few days.

Are you playing along with MeMadeMay on Instagram? I am trying to wear a different Me-Made garment each day this month until I've exhausted my supply. Although I'm not an avid garment sewist, I'm discovering I have more Me-Made pieces than I realized! You can find me at BranchVineHandmade to see what I'm wearing (or if you really love awkward selfies, ha!).