Sew your own reusable grocery bag

Date Posted:17 June 2020 

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As you would know, the Queensland government banned the supply of single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags in July 2018. You too can join in and do your part in reducing the plastic pollution on our environment and especially on our marine life by creating your very own reusable grocery bags!

Included in the project is the bag and bag case so you can easily store this in your handbag, car or pocket. This project is perfect for beginner sewers.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Sewing machine
  • Material 60cm height x 50cm width
    Consider using Cotton or Hemp, which are both environmentally friendly fabrics
  • Bias Binding x 1m
  • Scissors
  • Button or Button Snap

OPTIONAL TO DECORATE


PATTERN

Download the pattern (PDF, 414kb)

Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern

THE EMBROIDERY DESIGN

We’ve included a free Fruit embroidery design (zip, 118kb), to get you started in decorating your grocery bag! This design is perfect for the Brother NV180 Sewing and Embroidery machine fitting a 100mm x 100mm (4″ x 4″) embroidery hoop.

This design can be created using Perla, Embrilliance or Hatch embroidery software. Simply create your own embroidery design with the freehand tool and then combine it with any of the standards fonts available within the digitising software. If you’re looking for some vector designs, which you can import into these digitizing programs, we recommend VectorStock.com.

Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern

Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern

Each program is unique so we recommend trialling them prior to making your purchase. You can download the trial versions online or call us on 1800 000 360 for more information.

ULTIMATE LADYBUG CLUB – BY JOHN DEER

If you already have an idea on what you would like to make but just need some embroidery designs, then you might be interested in the Ladybug Club embroidery design by John Deer. You can purchase an online subscription, choosing from over 25,000 quality embroidery designs!


HOW TO MAKE A REUSABLE GROCERY BAG


NV180 SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINE

Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern

This project was created using the NV180 Sewing and Embroidery machine. If you’re interested in learning how to create this project, as well as our other sewing, quilting or embroidery projects take a look at our great value packages online. You can also include the Echidna Sewing bundle packs to get you started with everything you need.


SHARE YOUR PROJECTS ONLINE!

We would love to see what you come up with using this free reusable grocery bag sewing pattern. Upload your projects to our Echidna Sewing and Embroidery Facebook community to share with everyone!

Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern
Sew your own resuable grocery bag pattern

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Comments (3)

Thank you

By: MARGARET SINNOTT on 17 June 2020
Thank you for the easy Pattern. Love your projects.

Sleeve less t-shirts

By: LOUISE on 17 June 2020
I have used sleeve less t shirts just overlocked the bottom and viola you have a bag

Great gift idea

By: PETER TURNER on 17 June 2020
I will certainly knock up a few of these as gifts as well as for myself. I will use hemp as cotton is not really environmentally friendly. It uses massive amounts of water taken from the Murray Darling river system.

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