Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Reusable Shopping Bag tutorail and LIST!

I got to film a fun episode for MY CRAFT CHANNEL a month ago. It was a blast, and Kristine Mckay is a doll! I am so glad they asked me to do it!!! Thank you My Craft Channel!
You can watch it below!

Here is another reusable shopping bag idea I didn't share that day, that I thought you might like, It's a SUPER easy pillow sham!!! Links to the rest of the projects I shared on the show can be seen at the bottom of the post.

Reusable shopping bags make perfect pillow shams for indoor or out. They are easy to clean, and easy to make!

I have posted a tutorial in the past for the same technique to sew a pillow case. You can see it HERE. Let's get started. Use a bag preferably without any writing on the front or back. I got mine at Homegoods for $1.

Cut off the straps, and cut a square out of the front.

Leave the bottom attached to the back.

Make the back piece the same width, and then fold in half and cut in half.

Place the top of the half on top of the front of the bag, with the nice sides facing each other. You will want the finished edge to be in the middle of the bag, as this is what you will see after you have sewn the pillow and turned it right side out.

Then, place the other half on top of that, again... nice sides facing each other.
Pin everything in place, and sew around the perimeter.
Cut the bulk out of the corners.
Turn right side out.

Here is a view from the back. It will be a little hard to fit the pillow into the sham, as there is no give in the material we used, but it will work.

There you have it... a super easy pillow sham that works great for indoors or out! It is one you won't have to tell your kids not to touch.

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I am glad you stopped by, and hope you have enjoyed these fun, easy, and inexpensive projects! Now, go out and buy yourself a bag or two, and get crafting!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



Cathy said...

Love these!!!! The brain is working on overdrive! Thanks

Unknown said...

Hello Beautiful- I saw you on My Craft Channel today. I loved that out of a painful heartbreaking experience (I am so very sorry) that you embraced your inner crafting Diva . Look at all that you have created and done thus far. Love the fantastic ideas with recyclable bags. I need to get me some now. Hugs, jen

Lisa said...

Saw you on MCC and was Wowed by your bag ideas! Amazing! And thank you for sharing such a personal story. My heart goes out to you...I've had a dear friend in that same situation, and can certainly attest to her restlessness. So glad you decided to blog...and that I found you. =)

JudiW said...

Just watched your segment on My Craft Channel and loved it. CLEVER CLEVER ideas. Hope to see you on there more often. Also flagged your blog in Reader so I can follow your blog.

Unknown said...

Saw these on MCC and had to pop over. So many wonderful creative ideas. How fun! New subscriber. :)

Anonymous said...

simply dropping by to say hello

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